In this podcast from Amplify, Susan Lambert engages with Dr. Brittney Bills, an educator who moved from school psychology to curriculum coordination at Grand Island Public Schools. Dr. Bills delves into the concept of MTSS, highlighting its focus on prevention over intervention, exploring the link between universal screening data and MTSS, and providing insights into evidence-based classroom strategies. Drawing from her district’s context, she also addresses burnout prevention, optimizing data usage, and the journey of ongoing improvement.
An MTSS framework is the overarching structure that includes evidence-based systematic and explicit instruction. MTSS allows for early identification of risk in foundational skills (B2), and for flexible access to evidence-based early intervention.