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About MTSS 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)  is defined as a whole-school, data-driven, prevention-based framework for improving learning outcomes for EVERY student through a layered continuum of evidence-based practices and systems. (from Colorado Department of Education, Office of Learning Supports)

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF mtss

Within Colorado, there are six Essential Components in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework:

  1. Shared Leadership
  2. Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making
  3. Layered Continuum of Supports
  4. Evidence Based Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment Practices
  5. Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring
  6. Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP)

These components are not sequential and not hierarchical. They are complementary, and they are not mutually-exclusive. (from Colorado Department of Education, Office of Learning Supports)