Scholars with special education needs are currently identified through the MTSS, or Multi-Tiered System of Support, process. MTSS is a combination of RtI (Response to Intervention) for academic needs and PBS (Positive Behavior Supports) for behavioral needs. When teachers see that a scholar is not making adequate growth in the classroom, that scholar is referred to the Dean of Support Services for further observation. Once a scholar is identified as requiring additional help, the MTSS team meets with the general education teacher to create Tier II or Tier III interventions that appropriately fit the scholar’s needs. Targeted progress monitoring occurs regularly to check the progression of the scholar’s goals. If the scholar continues those interventions for a predetermined amount of time, and progress is not made, the scholar is referred to special education for preliminary testing.
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