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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

A multi-tiered system of supports, or MTSS, is a framework that focuses on system-level change and continuous improvement across the classroom, school, and district to provide each student with opportunities to maximize academic achievement and develop skills for success.

The Wyoming MTSS Center is a cross-division effort to support local Wyoming educators in developing the knowledge, skills, and infrastructure to effectively implement MTSS. The Center, in partnership with the MTSS Center at the American Institutes for Research, provides high-quality MTSS training, coaching, information, and resources.

Data-Based Individualization (DBI)

Data Based Individualization (DBI) is a framework for intensive intervention, using data to determine when and how to provide more intensive intervention. Throughout the DBI process, progress monitoring data is used to evaluate a student’s response to intervention.

Family Engagement

Family Engagement is the deliberate systematic inclusion of families in all activities and programs that promote and reinforce children’s learning, development and wellness in multiple settings. It is based on respectful relationship and collaborative communication between schools and families that embrace families as equal partners, advocates and decision makers for their student.