A Social Validity Study of MTSS in Primary Grade Settings

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand teacher attitudes toward MTSS as a means of changing student behavior.
  2. understand teacher receptivity to universal social–emotional screening.
  3. understand teacher receptivity to systematic progress monitoring of social–emotional interventions.
  4. understand teacher perception of benefits of an MTSS approach toward social–emotional goals.


It is useful to examine teachers’ perceptions of MTSS as a means to identify and address social–emotional behavioral risk. Without faith in the process, the likelihood of obtaining trustworthy data for decision-making and intervention fidelity may be substantially lessened. This study reports results from a survey completed by 55 primary teachers regarding their views on MTSS for social–emotional risk.



Fred W. Greer, University of South Carolina
Christine DiStefano, University of South Carolina


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