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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

MTSS, or Multi-Tiered System of Supports, is a framework that serves as an organizational method for aligning resources and initiatives within a school or educational system. It aims to ensure that every student receives the necessary level of support to succeed by aligning academic standards and behavioral expectations, implementing evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment practices, and maintaining fidelity and sustainability over time.
MTSS is recommended in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a comprehensive continuum of practices that enable a prompt response to students' needs through regular observation and data-driven instructional decision-making.
Key characteristics of MTSS include:
  • Inclusive and Equitable Systems: MTSS creates inclusive and equitable school-based systems that provide all students with equal opportunities to learn at high levels.
  • Resource and Staff Organization: It helps organize resources, supports, and staff to effectively serve students' diverse needs.
  • Collective Responsibility: MTSS is a responsibility shared by all educators, who collaborate to design effective systems rather than starting from scratch.
  • Data-Informed Decision-Making: It utilizes data-based decision-making, problem-solving, and progress monitoring to guide instructional practices and interventions.
  • Strong Tier 1 Program: MTSS builds upon a robust Tier 1 program encompassing academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support for all students.
  • Clarification of Service Tiers: It clarifies the characteristics and access to Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 services, ensuring that students can easily access the appropriate supports they need.
  • Timely Support: MTSS ensures that students receive support when they need it, addressing their individual needs in a timely manner.
  • By implementing MTSS, schools can create a systematic approach to support student success, promoting an inclusive and equitable learning environment while providing targeted interventions and support as necessary.
MVLA implements a comprehensive Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), encompassing a range of detailed strategies and interventions to support student success and well-being. Please see below for an overview of our diverse range of approaches: 
Academic MTSS
Attendance Plan
Behavior MTSS
Social-Emotional and Wellness MTSS
Counseling MTSS
CA MTSS Framework

CA MTSS Framwork
CA MTSS Framework

CA MTSS Framework