“Our goals are simple. I can sum them up in ten words: Student achievement, effective and efficient operations, student and family support. While the goals are simple, the work is complex and it never ends. We work hard because what we do means everything to the health and success of the children.”
-Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, Superintendent
Milwaukee Public Schools
The Milwaukee Public Schools RtI vision incorporates three overriding goals to ensure all MPS students succeed academically and behaviorally. These goals are:
- Ensuring high quality teachers and leaders in every school.
- Improving student performance.
- Ensuring accountability at the district, school, and student
The MPS RtI framework is designed with both the teacher and student in mind. It promotes the success of all students by providing a systematic and integrated system of supports based on quality instruction, common core state standards, and interventions matched to students’ academic and behavioral needs. The RtI framework provides teachers with processes, support, and training they need to insure success for all students. Successful implementation of RtI begins with coordinated leadership across the district and within the schools, in partnership with parental and community involvement.