Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a prevention framework that organizes building-level resources to address each individual student's academic and/or behavioral needs within intervention tiers that vary in intensity. MTSS allows for the early identification for students who are at risk for poor learning or behavioral outcomes. The increasingly intense tiers (e.g. Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3), sometimes referred to as levels of prevention represent a continuum of supports. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS-Tier I) and Check-in/Check out (CICO- Tier II) are behaviroal examples of MTSS.

How can your MTSS specialist help?

MTSS specialist are assigned by Network (a detailed list can be found here). Your MTSS specialist can help with the following:

- Staff Tier I trainings (click here for a full list of trainings offered)

- Classroom management

- Implementing morning meetings

- Assistance with lunch and recess procedures and routines  

- Conducting climate assessments  

- Assisting in implementing school-wide interventions