Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a tiered approach that schools use to support students, specifically those who are having difficulty with academics, behavior, or mental health. MTSS is the broader umbrella framework that focuses on interventions to support the whole child. This encompasses other utilized support systems such as Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). MTSS can include academic, behavioral, and/or mental health interventions for students.
Tiered Interventions using Evidence-Based Research, or TIER, is a project funded by the Texas Education Agency. TIER has developed a series of training modules for MTSS that covers the various components of the MTSS framework such as: roles & responsibilities of the problem-solving team, data-based individualization, student-centered approaches, and more. There are role-specific pathways designed for both teachers and administrators with the goal of providing knowledge and materials to support MTSS implementation on campuses and throughout local education agencies.
Region 20 Education Service Center has certified MTSS trainers on staff to provide professional development and to provide support for you & your teams. Please contact us to inquire about upcoming training sessions and/or for individualized support. TEA Learn also has online courses available.