Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a comprehensive framework used to provide targeted support for all learners. It is rooted in supporting the “whole child”, whether an advanced or struggling learner, through academic, behavioral, social, and emotional services. The supports also extend to services such as improving chronic absenteeism and developing rigorous learning plans for high achievers.


    MTSS includes researched-based principles and practices that increase the effectiveness of instruction for all students. The MTSS framework uses universal screening data to develop appropriate student interventions. Additionally, data is analyzed at the school, network, and district level to clarify system-wide shifts that will sustain student growth over time.


    Multi-Tiered System of Support is a school-wide approach to student support. Teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other specialists work as a team to assess and address student needs.

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