Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Effective Inclusion in Secondary Schools

Authored by: Evelyn S. Johnson , Daryl F. Mellard

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415626057
eBook ISBN: 9780203102930
Adobe ISBN: 9781136242434


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Multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) have the ability to ensure that the academic and behavioral needs of students are met effectively and efficiently. Response to intervention (RtI) represents the promise of MTSS and inclusive education at its best. Patterned on a public health model of prevention, the focus of RtI is on preventing and intervening for academic and behavioral challenges through a system of increasingly intensive supports, where the least intensive but most effective option is the most desirable (Baker, Fien, & Baker, 2010; Johnson, Mellard, Fuchs & McKnight, 2006; Torgesen et al., 2007).

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