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.
The Essential Standards are a carefully selected subset of the total content-specific standards that students must know and be able to do by the end of each school year in order to be prepared to enter the next grade level or course. They are the minimum that all students in the MUHSD must receive in order to reach high levels of learning.
Why are they Important?
Essential Standards also:
Provide consistency and equity across the district.
Create space in the scope and sequence for teachers to plan and implement deeper learning experiences for students.
Help define Tier 1 Core instruction in the MTSS framework.