Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic, social/emotional, and behavioral instruction and interventions. The integrated instruction and interventions are delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on student need.
Our MTSS framework is a set of evidence-based practices and procedures in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. These practices are supported by research and promote the ability of the system to gather, analyze, and use data for the purpose of instructional decision making across all levels, including the classroom, school building, and district.
MTSS is a way for school teams to work together to ensure that:
- Students who need additional support are identified early
- Students identified as needing more support are provided support targeted at their specific needs using research-based strategies and programs
- Student progress is monitored frequently so that we know if the interventions are working
- Teachers and school teams use data to change interventions when needed
- Schools have a system of support to assist teachers and students in this process