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 VTmtss Framework 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 continuum 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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Technical Assistance Request Form Now Available

Are you seeking ways to strengthening your school's Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports (VTmtss)? The VTmtss Team has created a short, online form to request Technical Assistance. We aim to support SUs and schools by offering general VTmtss guidance, facilitating a self-assessment, supporting your networking, and/or providing guidance on EST. Other requests are welcome. Please fill out the VTmtss Technical Assistance Form and our team will be back with you shortly.


The Agency of Education supports VTmtss by:

  • Sharing key criteria, expectations, and resources for implementing and sustaining the components identified in the 2019 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 lead by Agency of Education staff

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

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

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