The NeMTSS framework is built for success. It houses the tools educators need for continuous improvement, problem-solving and decision-making. It provides schools with meaningful data to positively impact students and their families, setting them on a path for success.
Benefits of NeMTSS
- Improves student outcomes using meaningful research
- Offers a more broad scope of services than Response to Intervention
- Integrates academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports
- Builds capacity among all educators
- Places a strong emphasis on prevention
- Examines systems-level data to identify variables that are producing current results
- Reduces the need for learning disabilities identification
- Simplifies life for highly burdened school staff
Keys to Success
Strong core of literacy, mathematics and behavior is established for all pre-K to grade 12 students, providing a foundation of prevention within the entire system.
Universal screening processes identify students who need additional support by measuring the fluency and accuracy of students’ critical early skills that are predictive of future skill attainment.
Evidence-based interventions are implemented to provide a layered continuum of supports matched to each student’s needs.
Progress monitoring data are used continuously to determine student response to intervention and are essential to determine next steps for fading, exiting or intensifying interventions for students.
Problem-solving process uses data to guide decision-making at all levels of support.
Problem-solving and decision-making model components:
- Inclusive of all students
- Uses evidence-based practices
- Effectiveness is based on both fidelity of the process and in the implementation of the instruction/intervention plan
- Applies to all tiers of instruction/intervention and at all levels
- Iterative process that may require multiple cycles to find solutions
NeMTSS is supportive and responsive to overall continuous improvement processes in place at school and district levels, and can be tailored to meet the realities in the classroom.
- NeMTSS is not a standalone initiative
- Local school districts and Educational Service Units are vital partners
- The framework’s six Essential Elements align with districts’ ongoing improvement efforts
“We value our partnership with the Nebraska MTSS Implementation Support Team and are committed to learning from and with our school districts to meet the changing, and sometimes challenging, needs of students. Through ongoing collaboration, communication and guidance, we are confident our schools are on the right path.”
Amy Mundil, Teaching and Learning Specialist, ESU 1
“We have built a positive relationship with the NeMTSS team based on respect, trust, loyalty and integrity. As result of working with the NeMTSS team, we have become better, and together, we will accomplish great things.”
Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent, North Platte School District
“As we began helping schools develop their intervention process, the NeMTSS team was a huge help! They gave us the support necessary to build a system that supports all students!”
Dr. Kelly Georgious, Professional Learning Specialist, ESU 2
“The NeMTSS team has been a valuable resource for Westside Community Schools, as we have worked to strengthen our core curriculum and instructional practices. The consultation, collaboration and guidance provided has made a meaningful difference in both teaching and learning in District 66.”
Dr. Kami Jessop, Director of Special Services, Westside Community Schools
“The NeMTSS team’s support has been invaluable. It has fostered a greater focus on collaboration between general education and special education — aligning resources, braiding funding and providing high-quality professional development to ensure success for all learners.”