What is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports?

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports

    MTSS is an evidence-based instructional framework comprised of practices and interventions aimed at supporting the needs of all students. This holistic approach addresses academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs through the approaches of Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and school mental health.

    The MTSS framework addresses student needs at three tiers, each including instructional strategies and interventions. This framework encourages schools to provide early intervention to assist in preventing or addressing academic, social-emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties early. Through problem-solving conversations and multiple sources of data, school-based teams can identify supports needed for student success.

    The mission of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, or MTSS, is to create an integrated system of academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports for all students. Through empowering and collaborative connections between families, schools, and community resources, students will experience engaging, affirming, equitable, and supportive learning that encourages academic and social growth through the consistent delivery of explicit and systematic instruction.
    The vision of MTSS is to provide all students with high quality core, equitable instruction and evidence-based interventions to support their learning needs.

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