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Multi-Tiered System of Support

Our MTSS Mission 

Morning Star relentlessly empowers every student to succeed through an intentional multi-tiered system of support. This sustainable system guides positive, evidence-based practices, supporting students both academically and behaviorally.

A PARENT’S GUIDE to Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

What is MTSS?

A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS - previously known as RtI or Response to Intervention) integrates all students in a well-integrated system. It connects general, gifted, and special education with intervention and enrichment services through high-quality, standards-based instruction and intervention that is matched to students’ academic, social and behavioral needs. Needs are identified by monitoring students’ progress in the classroom and in common areas of the school (hallways, playground, lunchroom, etc). Adjustments to instruction and intervention supports are based on students’ performance and rate of success.

Key Principles of MTSS

  • Intervene early and monitor student progress frequently

  • Use a multi-tiered model of service delivery and match instruction to the learners’ needs

  • Use progress-monitoring data to change instruction within each tier

  • Use research-based interventions and instruction

  • Employ practices to ensure that interventions are implemented consistently and correctly

  • Document and encourage parental-involvement in all steps of the process

For more information see “A Parent’s Guide to MTSS,” on the Bozeman Public Schools website at
or contact your child's teacher. You may also review our slide show "Morning Star Elementary Behavior Interventions" for information on behavior support.