The mission of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District is “to create opportunities for students by leading, supporting, and enriching our schools and communities.” As a result, this document has been provided by the GOISD to support districts in their efforts to increase the proficiency of all students within one efficient Multi-Tiered Systems of Support(MTSS) framework with the cornerstone of using data to guide decisions within a problem-solving process.
A growing body of research supports the implementation of MTSS in academics and behavior to foster student engagement, positive social interactions, and academic achievement for all students (Brown-Chidsey & Steege, 2010). A problem-solving process is imperative for successful implementation of an MTSS framework. Because rapid response is a critical component of MTSS and effective intervention, we must have efficient methods for collecting and analyzing multiple sources of data to make decisions within a problem-solving model.
Ultimately, this guide provides schools and districts within the GOISD with detailed information on the problem-solving process at each tier. It provides tools that can be used or adapted at the individual student, small group, classroom, and grade-level. It is the goal of the GOISD to develop guiding documents for the district level problem-solving as well. As a result, this guide will continue to be revised and updated to better meet the needs of districts and schools.