Multi-Tiered System of Support for Families

  • Each Union County public school provides a layered system of support called a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) so all students can grow academically, behaviorally, and emotionally. MTSS is a framework for continuous school improvement and uses evidence-based practices, a data-driven problem-solving model, and a three-tiered instruction/intervention model to maximize growth for all students. MTSS combines Response to Instruction (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) into one effective and efficient approach. 

  • NCDPI MTSS Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework - NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework that promotes school improvement.What is NC MTSS?

    Family engagement within an MTSS is defined as the active and meaningful partnerships that educators build and maintain with students' families for the purpose of supporting student learning.  It embodies the idea that all parties are equally invested in the student's educational experience and all parties bring knowledge and skills of equal value to the table to work together.

    This MTSS infographic is intended to support NC families in understanding what NC educators are referring to when they are talking about MTSS.

    What is "support"?

    NC schools that are implementing MTSS may talk about support for students.  To further define that support, NC organizes these supports around the instruction, the curriculum, and the environment.  

    This MTSS infographic is intended to promote understanding and conversations around how school teams are providing these supports to all, some, and a few students based on needs.

    MTSS Facts

    • All staff and students are part of a multi-tiered system of support. 
    • MTSS utilizes a systematic problem-solving model to analyze multiple pieces of data to determine how all students are responding to instruction.
    • Teams problem-solve in the areas of instruction, curriculum, and environment. 
    • MTSS is a layering of academic and behavioral supports.
    • All students have access to all layers of instructional supports.
  • For more information on the specific support available at your child’s school, please contact the school directly.