Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS)
By Accountability Dept
MLSS is a comprehensive instructional framework that aims to provide support to ALL students. MLSS enables teachers to use their professional judgement and make data-informed decisions swiftly regarding the students in their classrooms. It is not a supplementary process, program, or initiative, but is instead a research-based framework for effective teaching and learning.
MLSS is New Mexico's adaptation of the Response to Intervention Framework (RTI). It supports high-quality instruction and intervention, healthy students, and safe learning environments. The figure below represents the major components of the MLSS model.
Districts must provide support for the following:
- high-quality curriculum
- high-quality instruction
- evidence-based instruction
- assessment tools
- data-driven and problem-solving tools
School leaders must support school staff with implementation and accountability systems for:
- effective collaboration
- screening and assessment
- implementing interventions
- progress monitoring
- using data-driven decision-making
Resources for Teachers!
Intervention Central is a free resource that provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement MLSS to attain the Common Core State Standards.