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The purpose of this paper is to share the impact and results of implementing multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) in Oskaloosa High School. The high school was showing an increase in struggling students, which led to an increasing proportion of the student population failing courses. The study is an overview of the changes over the past three years, evaluating how struggling students were supported prior to and after the implementation of a robust MTSS program. Specific data on the number of students receiving a failing grade at the end of each trimester was collected and analyzed. Results show a positive effect on student performance and confidence after the implementation of a MTSS system. The old system of gathering students after a less-than-proficient assessment has been sidelined for a much more effective in-progress monitoring system that is now called MTSS at Oskaloosa High School.

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Vermeer, T.J. (2017). Impacts of MTSS on the performance of struggling students (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from