Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
The District MTSS Team will prepare and support schools to implement a
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) as a key strategy in our continuous
improvement system by providing:
coaching and technical assistance
research and evaluation
communication and visibility
resulting in exceeded growth in academics, supports for behavior and social emotional learning across the district, thus contributing to the success and equitable outcomes for all students.
As defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, “NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all.”
The tiers of MTSS include:
- Core Instruction- on grade level academic and/or behavioral (e.g., social-emotional, attendance, discipline) instruction that includes differentiation for struggling students as well as students working above grade level
- Supplemental Instruction (in addition to Core Instruction)-acceleration and/or remediation in prerequisite grade level skills for students who are at-risk academically or behaviorally, or enrichment for students working above grade level.
- Intensive Instruction (in addition to Core and Supplemental Instruction)-more intensive or more frequent instruction on prerequisite grade level skills for students who are at-risk academically and/or behaviorally, or more intensive enrichment opportunities for students performing well above grade level.