What Is MTSS? 

     Pitt Academy participates in one of the Pitt County Schools Instructional Priorities ( MTSS -The Multi-Tiered System of Supports). This  is a collaborative, evidence-based, approach to differentiating and personalizing instruction and intervention—across academics, social-emotional learning, and behavior for all students—so that every student can achieve academic and life success.

    MTSS is one of the most effective ways to provide an equitable educational experience. It leverages collective knowledge and expertise to help teachers understand their learners’ needs and make informed and strategic decisions that best support them. 

    MTSS Venn diagram - NEW-min At Pitt Academy, we emphasize high-quality core instruction. Which includes..

    Standards-Based Curriculum A curriculum based on state/ district standards

    Active Student Engagement Ensuring all students are actively involved during instruction and are not passive recipients of instruction. This can be accomplished with high rates of opportunities to respond, ample time to practice skills, and prompt corrective feedback.

    Systematic Explicit Instruction Skills are taught from less to more complex using direct, clear, and concise instructional language.

    Classroom Behavior Strategies Proactively and explicitly teaching the expected behaviors and routines, frequent use of reinforcement and praise (4:1 positive to negative feedback loop, or in other words, for each piece of negative feedback given, there should be at least four positive comments provided ), quick and efficient transition times, and consistent instructional response to behaviors.

    Differentiated Instruction Students have different levels of background knowledge and school readiness; differentiated instruction engages each student in active learning according to the individual’s needs. The process of differentiating instruction includes analyzing the content of the lesson to be taught, the process and delivery of instruction, the product for students to demonstrate their learning, and selecting the most appropriate environment for learning.

    Flexible Grouping A combination of whole group, small group, and individual instruction allows teachers to create fluid groups that meet the needs of all students.