• Three Tier Instructional Model 

    The Three Tier Instructional Model was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE Policy 4300) on January 21, 2005 (revised 2015). It is designed to meet the needs of every student and consists of three tiers of instruction:

    Tier 1: Quality classroom instruction based on MS Curriculum Frameworks.
    Tier 2: Focused supplemental instruction.
    Tier 3: Intensive interventions specifically designed to meet the individual needs of students.

    If strategies at Tiers 1 & 2 are unsuccessful, students must be referred to the Teacher Support Team (TST). The TST is the problem-solving unit responsible for interventions developed at Tier 3. Each school must have a Teacher Support Team implemented in accordance with the process developed by the Mississippi Department of Education.  If students are not successful in meeting Tier 3 goals, the school TST should refer the students to the District Teacher Support Team (DTST) for recommendations.

    The goal of the District Teacher Support Team is to assists the HCSD schools in being compliant with State Board Policy 4300 and MSIS Intervention reporting requirements.  The DTST meets monthly to review students not making progress in Tier 3 interventions and may recommend a comprehensive evaluation for special education.

    Tiffany Grice

    Tiffany Grice
    District Teacher Support Team Coordinator
    601.857.5222 ext. 1062