PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) is an architecture for addressing behavior through the prevention-oriented structuring of research-based interventions and supports in a hierarchical and progressive manner for the purpose of improved behavioral and academic outcomes.
PRIM improves the teacher's ability to individualize instruction for students in the classroom. PRIM was developed by regular and special education teachers.
In California, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on CCSS, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for all students’ academic, behavioral, and social success.
MTSS offers the potential to create needed systematic change through intentional design and redesign of services and supports that quickly identify and match the needs of all students.
Connection to Instruction
MUHSD's identified Essential Standards serve as the Tier 1 core instruction that all students receive. (See the Essential Standards tab also on this webpage).
The use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) instructional strategies that provide all students opportunities for learning through differentiated content and processes is a critical component of MTSS.