Vermont Multi-Tiered System of Supports

A Multi-tiered System of Supports is a framework that unifies educational opportunities and supports to improve outcomes and ensure equity for all students.

The Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports (VTmtss) is a systemic approach to decision-making for excellence and equity within a culture of continuous improvement that focuses on successful outcomes for all students. This systemic approach:

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  • Supports the collaboration of all adults to meet the academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs of all students,
  • Provides a layered system of high-quality, evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment practices that are matched to student strengths and needs,
  • Relies on the effective and timely use of meaningful data,
  • Helps districts and their schools organize resources to accelerate the learning of every student, and
  • Engages and develops the collective expertise of educators, students, family and community partnerships.

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Utilizing Flexible Pathways - March Office Hour Recording

Looking to understand more about the Flexible Pathways initiatives and how it connects to your school's VTmtss? Explore March's webinar, where we interview colleagues to speak about the benefits of Act 77, common barriers to equitable opportunities, and how the VTmtss Framework can support your implementation of this work. View the closed-caption recording and slidedeck here.


The Agency of Education supports VTmtss by:

Sharing key criteria, expectations, and resources for implementing and sustaining the components identified in the VTmtss Field Guide

Supporting data-based problem-solving approaches, effective leadership teaming practices, integration of resources, and research across all levels of our PreK-12 cascade

Building common language around equity and excellence for all schools

Providing technical assistance focused on continuous improvement in schools that provide a continuum of supports to meet the needs of all students. Please complete the TA Request Form.

Developing professional learning opportunities, resources, guidelines, networking opportunities, and tools to support implementation of VTmtss: academic, behavioral and social/emotional


Questions about VTmtss?

To learn more:

Sign up for the VTmtss listserv.

Attend a VTmtss Office Hour led by Agency of Education staff. Please note: we are temporarily cancelling our Office Hours due to the COVID-19 concerns and related school closures. Please see the Professional Resources page for achived Office Hours.

Contact the VTmtss Team:

Tracy Watterson, VTmtss Program Manager at Tracy.Watterson@vermont.gov

Caitlin Chisholm, VTmtss Coordinator at Caitlin.Chisholm@vermont.gov

Tom Faris, VTmtss Coordinator at Thomas.Faris@vermont.gov

Nancy Hellen, VTmtss Coordinator at Nancy.Hellen@vermont.gov

Julia Scheier, VTmtss Coordinator at Julia.Scheier@vermont.gov

Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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Phone: (802) 828-1130 | Fax: (802) 828-6430
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