MTSS Multi Tiered System of Supports
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a prevention framework that provides support matched to the unique needs of students in order to maximize achievement and reduce behavior. The essential components of this whole-child approach include screening, progress monitoring, multi-level prevention, and data-based decision-making. When all the essential components are implemented as intended, results include sustained academic improvement, decreased inappropriate special education services, and reduced grade retention. Federal and state legislation (i.e., ESSA and HB740) emphasize the importance of providing tiered systems for support and the use of evidence-based interventions for all students to meet grade-level standards.