A multi-tiered system of supports is a comprehensive and systematic framework that uses a collection of research-based strategies and practices designed to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students. High-quality universal (core) instruction for all students, with additional targeted supports for some students, and additional intensive supports for a few students is at the heart of this framework. Leadership Teams within each school, school district, or supervisory union make student learning and behavior support decisions based on agreed-upon policies, structures, data, and the engagement of the family and community.
Focus of the Month
The five-part series, starting in January 2017, provides useful information for effectively implementing a multi-tiered system of supports in Vermont schools. Each part will cover another section of the Vermont (MTSS-RtII) Field Guide.