WHAT IS MLSS?
MLSS is a holistic intervention framework that guides educators, those closest to the student, to intervene quickly when students need additional supports. The MLSS framework reflects the supports that the classroom teacher, school, family, health and wellness staff offer toward readying students to experience academic and behavioral success in school resulting in students being ready for success.
The MLSS Mission:
ALL Students Ready for Success: College, Career, Life, Secure in their Identity and Healthy
This is accomplished by:
- aligning all interventions to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and student data;
- being proactive and flexible about addressing student needs; and
- working with a variety of community, family, and health/wellness professionals to provide coordinated supports that address a student’s holistic success.
This New Mexico Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS) manual updates the instructional framework and guidance on the statutorily mandated (NMSA 22-13-32) response to intervention process in New Mexico to be more comprehensive, target features of implementation, and to include resources available at each layer of support.