What is OTISS?

OTISS, the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support, is Oklahoma’s intervention model for identifying and addressing academic and behavior difficulties that interfere with Pre-K-12 student success.  This model was developed, and is currently supported by the 2011 Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant (OK SPDG II), a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  As part of this grant, the OTISS website was developed.

Core Components of OTISS:

1. Leadership
2. Teaming
3. Professional Development
4. Universal Screening/Benchmarking
5. Tiered Levels of Intervention
6. Progress Monitoring
7. Decision Making
8. Family Engagement

OTISS Brochures/Informational Flyer:

OTISS-SDPG Brochure-English

OTISS-SPDG Brochure-Spanish

OTISS Informational Flyer

What is a tiered intervention system of support?

OTISS’s primary goal is to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes using tiers of research-based interventions matched to the needs and levels of students.   For a list of current OTISS Sites, please visit OTISS.NET — www.otiss.net/otiss-sites/.

The OTISS framework uses the expertise of school professionals and parents in a proactive format that puts students’ needs first and bases decisions on data.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

RtI is a tiered intervention process that integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement. With RtI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions, adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness and may identify students with disabilities.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education supports the RtI Pilot School Program by working with 21 school sites (15 districts) around the state to develop RtI Demonstration Sites. These sites are designed to serve as models to provide further guidance for LEAs interested in implementing RtI.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Response to Intervention Guidance Document

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is an operational framework.  It is a three-tiered prevention model: primary, secondary, and tertiary.  PBIS is not a curriculum rather a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important behavior and academic outcomes for all students.


OTISS Contact Information:

Christa Knight, Project Director, (405) 521-4869 — Christa.Knight@sde.ok.gov

Go to OTISS-Oklahoma State Department of Education which will provide you with the latest information.