PBIS and RTI Resources
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an umbrella framework that includes Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) frameworks.
P.K. Yonge uses this tiered system, where every student receives core instruction, known as Tier One. Some students need supplemental instruction, which is referred to as Tier Two, and a small cohort of students receive the most intensive intervention and supports, known as Tier Three. This tiered system is used for academic supports as well as behavioral.
"If a child is not behaving there’s a need not being met, and that’s the premise I always go on."
- Ritzy Ettinger, Guidance Counselor, P.K. Yonge
The school worked to create a core culture of what students and teachers should expect for student behavior. There was a need for a consistent language and way of treating one another. Addressing students’ social and emotional needs gives all students the opportunity to thrive and succeed in school.
These behavioral supports are integrated with academic supports in the MTSS framework. See how this school provides academic support for every student.