Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Liberty Middle School’s Response to Intervention (RtI) process is to systematically improve and support all students’ academic, social and emotional skills by  promoting a culture of data based on discussions and decisions among all stakeholders and an environment that promotes agency, resulting in a decrease in referrals.

What is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports?

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is not a separate program, class or intervention, but rather a way of organizing instruction and intervention to help all students. This framework helps educators identify students who need additional support, both academically and behaviorally.

What is Response to Intervention?

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a school-wide process in which educators monitor student progress to match the correct level of support to what students need. RtI applies to all students, at all times. Students are always included in a three-tier RtI model as they progress through the curriculum.

What are Tiered Supports?

A multi-tiered system of support organizes instruction and intervention into three tiers (levels) of support.

  • Tier 1: All students receive high-quality instruction.
  • Tier 2: In addition to Tier 1, students needing more support also receive small-group intervention and supports.
  • Tier 3: In addition to Tiers 1 and 2, students receiving Tier 3 intervention receive the most intensive supports based on individual need.

How are Parents Involved in the RtI Process?

Parental involvement in the RtI process is crucial. Parents will continue to be advised of students’ progress regularly through parent-teacher meetings, progress notes, and report cards. When a student requires an intervention beyond Tier 1 the parent will receive written notification and be provided with progress monitoring data. Parents should contact the school at any time if they have questions.