Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

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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 become one of the primary guiding frameworks to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes in Georgia.
  • The framework consist 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.
  • The framework uses data to make decisions and create continuous school improvement processes that support academic, social emotional, and behavioral achievement of all students to prepare them to be successful high school graduates.
  • Families play a huge role in implementing the framework. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved and engaged in their children’s education, participate in all decisions regarding increasing supports, interventions and/or other related changes to their child’s core curriculum to improve their academic and behavioral performance.

Resources that further explain what MTSS means in Georgia:

Video Series:

Georgia’s children also have a voice in implementing Georgia’s Tiered System of Supports for Students. That is why a student-driven video series has been created to help communicate this work.

The videos will focus on how tiered supports are impacting students’ ability to be ready to be college and/or career ready after graduation.

Bibb County students from Parkview Elementary in Lizella, Georgia are featured in the first video, “Georgia’s MTSS Top 5”. In the video, the 5th graders tell us what are the most important things you need to know about Georgia’s MTSS.

To subscribe to GaDOE’s YouTube playlist, follow this link:

For more information, contact Parent to Parent of Georgia or visit www.gadoe.org/MTSS.