Lower School

Learning Center

Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

MTSS is defined as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying child response data to important educational decisions” (Batsche et al., 2005). At Columbus Torah Academy, we believe that students should receive an individualized education in which their needs’ are being met on a personal level.  If a child is struggling in a subject area or outperforming their peers, teachers will ask to schedule a meeting with the MTSS team. At this meeting, our learning support teachers, principal, and school psychologist will develop a student support plan to meet the child’s needs. Once the plan has been developed, we will check in on the progress of the child in 6 weeks while collecting data to see if the research-based interventions are improving the academic skills of the child.

Learning Center Offerings

In the learning center we can provide services in the following areas:

Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Fluency Support

Orton Gillingham instruction



Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Leveled Literacy Intervention

Small Guided Reading Instruction


Small Guided Math Instruction

Go Math Intervention Support


Beyond Textbook Knowledge to Succeed 

Growth Mindset – Definition


Resent Posts


Covid-19 Dashboard Students Staff Current 14 3 Year to Date 65 14 *Year to Date is since August 24, 2021 and includes the current number.  Updated 1/20/22 The dashboard is updated weekly.  Typically on Friday or Monday.  

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October 2021 Tzedakah

TZEDAKAH It has been a time-honored Jewish tradition to give tzedakah in recognition of important events. Todah Rabah to the following for their donations with tributes (since 4/1/2021 through 9/30/2020): To the Annual Fund Kathe Turiel in memory of parents Bert and...

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October 2021 Condolences

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF: Drs. Dan and Leslie Chase, Emily (Chase) Schick (Class of 2012), Ellie (Chase) Hod, (Class of 2014), and Julie (Chase) Garner (Class of 2017) on the loss of father and grandfather Milton Chase Ron and Beth Dolinger, Bari (Dolinger)...

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What showcases the school most are the impressive, thoughtful, and caring citizens that CTA produces.

Beth & Daryl Binksy, Parents of a 5th grader

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