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South Dakota Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

SD MTSS Four Key Components

Team-Based Leadership
Leaders proactively support the essential components of the MTSS framework across all schools in the district and their decisions and actions work toward making the MTSS framework more effective, including keeping the focus on instructional improvement to improve learning outcomes for all students.

Tiered Continuum of Supports
Increasingly intensive layers of support that include an articulated curriculum and evidence-based instruction to support students with academic and behavioral learning.

Comprehensive Data Collection System
A comprehensive data system that allows for the measurement of student learning and outcomes through a variety of valid and reliable evaluation methods, as well as the use of that data in a systematic process at the student, classroom, and school level.

Communication and Collaboration
The use of clear systems and processes to engage and collaborate with families, key stakeholders, the school board, and other relevant parties.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Link. SD MTSS - Response To Intervention. Link.
Join the next MTSS Cohort

Is your school interested in implementing MTSS (RTI and/or PBIS)? The South Dakota MTSS Initiative provides schools with onsite support, ongoing professional development, and grant funds to schools. Watch the informational webinar below, and reach out to Brandi Gerry (RTI) or Rebecca Cain (PBIS) for more information.

Current Cohort Resources

Schools who are currently participating in the SD MTSS Initiative will find helpful documents and resources here.

MTSS Trainings
  • MTSS Summer Education Conference - coming soon
  • MTSS Trainings on Canvas - coming soon

Questions about MTSS? Contact Rebecca Cain with the SD Department of Education's Special Education Office with questions at (605) 773-3423.