NeMTSS grew out of a combination of federal policy and state-driven efforts to improve the achievement of students with attention to students with disabilities.
There are many misconceptions of RtI and MTSS, both nationally and in Nebraska. It is essential to have a clear and concise understanding of both. To alleviate some misconceptions:
- Response to Intervention (RtI) is in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), but it is NOT only the work of Special Education.
- RtI and MTSS are NOT the same thing. Within the Layered Continuum of Support of an NeMTSS Framework, we use progress monitoring to determine if a student is responding to interventions.
- RtI goes beyond academic support. Considering the needs of the whole child, educators need to provide academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical and environmental support.
- Special Education is NOT Tier 3 Intensified Support.