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.