The Office of Intervention Services (Pre-K – 12) supports educators and parents who are working with struggling learners, including students who are learning English as a second language. This office is focused on improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students. Staff coordinate the local implementation of policies and procedures and provide professional development on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for school-based teams, administrators, staff, and parents.
The office also offers guidance and professional development opportunities for educators and parents related to intervention selection, data-based decision making, evaluation, progress monitoring, dyslexia, gifted learners, and English learners to ensure all students graduate high school ready for college and career.
Three Tier Instructional Model
The Three Tier Instructional Model is a part of State Board Policy 41.1). This model is designed to meet the needs of every student and consists of three tiers of instruction:
- Tier 1: Quality classroom instruction based on Mississippi standards.
- Tier 2: Focused supplemental instruction.
- Tier 3: Intensive interventions specifically designed to meet the individual needs of students.
If Tier 1 and 2 instruction is unsuccessful, students must be referred to the Teacher Support Team (TST). The TST is the local team responsible for interventions developed at Tier 3. Each school must have a TST implemented in accordance with the process developed by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Tools and Supports
- Behavior and Beyond Symposium (June 2019)
- MTSS 4-12 Screening Chart (Revised Dec. 2018)
- MTSS Flowchart for Pre-K – 12 (Revised Dec. 2018)
- MTSS Digital Resources (Revised Dec. 2018)
- English Learner Resources
- Evidence-Based Programs
- Family Guides for Student Success
- Family Guides for Student Success (Spanish versions)
- Family Guides for Student Success Training Materials
- Individual Reading Plan
- MTSS FAQs (2017)
- MTSS Quick Reference Guide
- MTSS Documentation Packet (Revised Aug. 2018)
- MTSS Professional Development Request
- Parent and Family Guide to Understanding RtI
- Response to Intervention Best Practices Handbook (2010) - Currently Under Revision