Why call it MTSS opposed to RtI?
As you read publications and talk with individuals about RtI you will soon realize they are talking about a variety of different issues. The term RtI is typically much narrower than what is meant by MTSS. Some of these topics include: the identification of a student with specific learning disabilities under IDEA, individual student problem solving approach to interventions, standard protocol approach to interventions or possibly a school wide approach. In Kansas, MTSS encompass all of these issues and more as you can see in the definition and core beliefs.