Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)
Cicero Public Schools follows a protocol of Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) to aide students academically and behaviorally. Evidence suggests that students’ academic and behavioral success is promoted when schools and districts adopt a multi-tiered approach to teaching and learning.
District 99 MTSS implements a balanced assessment system provided to ALL students. This allows for effective data based decisions, interventions aligned with evidence-based practices, which are implemented with fidelity and a fluid based decision making process that takes into consideration the language, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity of our students.
All stakeholders of the District 99 community utilize the PLC process to support students holistically through instruction, assessment, and analysis of results and implementation of supports based on what students need in order to support student strengths across the learning environment to achieve consistent student growth as we ignite the road to excellence and success.
Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining universal-school wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that improve social emotional results. PBS promotes a positive culture for all students by rewarding appropriate behaviors and re-teaching expected behaviors. It also includes: proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Students that need further supports are placed into Tier 2/3 interventions that focus on targeted behavioral or social emotional skills they may need to be successful both at home and in school.
MTSS: We educate the whole child!