Elementary Education and Reading

Intervention Services

The Department of Intervention Services is responsible for successfully implementing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to accelerate and maximize student academic and social emotional outcomes through the application of collaborative data-based problem solving utilized by effective leadership at all levels of the educational system. The department oversees and coordinates the implementation of policies and procedures related to State Board Policy 4300, provides professional development on “Multi-Tiered System of Support” for school based teams, administrators, staff, parents, and agencies. In addition the office offers guidance on appropriate intervention data collection, databased decision making, evaluation, and progress monitoring for students in need of supplementary intensive academic and behavioral supports in order to ensure all students graduate high school college and career ready.

Three Tier Instructional Model 

The Three Tier Instructional Model was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE Policy 4300) on January 21, 2005. 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.

Office of Elementary Education and Reading/Secondary Education/Professional Development
            Phone: (601) 359-2586 / (601) 359-3461 / (601) 359-2869
Fax: (601) 359-2040
P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771        

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