Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)


Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

What is MTSS?  What does it mean for my child?

  • Georgia’s Tiered System of Supports for Students is expected to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes in Georgia.
  • Georgia Tiered System of Supports consists of five essential components including:  Screening,​​ Progress Monitoring, Multi-Level Prevention System​, and Data-Based Decision Making​. Georgia added Infrastructure as a fifth component to ensure schools can build preventive educational systems that can ​​be personalized and meet the needs of every child.
  • Georgia tiered System of Supports uses data to make decisions and create continuous school improvement processes that support academic, behavioral and well-being outcomes of all students to prepare them to be successful high school graduates.
  • Leadership, Effective Teaming and Professional Learning are essential components of Infrastructure and crucial to improving academic, behavior and well-being outcomes for all students
  • Family and community engagement is a critical component of Georgia Tiered System of Supports. Families play a huge role in implementing the framework. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved and engaged in their children’s education and to participate in all decisions regarding increasing supports, interventions and/or other related changes to their child’s core curriculum. Their role is important in supporting the improvement of their child’s academic, behavioral and well-being outcomes.

Videos for Families that further explain what MTSS means in Georgia:

Georgia’s children also have a voice in implementing Georgia Tiered System of Supports. This student-driven video was created to help communicate this work. The video focuses on how tiered supports are impacting students’ ability to be college and/or career ready after graduation.

In this video, Bibb County 5th grade students from Parkview
Elementary in Lizella, Georgia
tell us the most important things you need to know about Georgia’s MTSS.