Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)  

ESU 10 Multi-Tiered System of Supports

The focus of ESU 10 is to provide high quality and timely services to member districts. We believe it is our responsibility to inform schools regarding current state and national initiatives. Current state and national initiatives include a movement called Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

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MTSS is a framework incorporating RTI and Problem Solving for all students. The ESU 10 vision of this framework is represented through our infographic. The center of our work in schools focuses on positive student academic, social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for every child. The MTSS framework takes into account the need for a coherent continuum of evidence-based system wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and non-academic needs for all students. Students are provided with rigorous curriculum and instruction driven by assessment and frequent data-based monitoring.

Problem Solving is the process by which assessment data is used to make decisions at the system, group, and individual levels. The steps included in this process are: 1) define the area of need; 2) develop a plan; 3) implement the plan; and 4) evaluate the plan. This process must take place within a system that has strong leadership, an empowering culture for students, staff, and families, and continual opportunities for goal driven professional learning.

To obtain information about the supports that area available, contact:

                                    Patrice Feller
MTSS Facilitator/Coach

MTSS Video

In addition, ESU 10 MTSS Resources (including the Problem Solving Guidebook, worksheets, and forms) can be accessed at

Nebraska Supports

Contact the Nebraska Department of Education for information on using the RtI process to verify students for special education services. -

The Nebraska Multi-Tiered System of Supports (NeMTSS) Implementation Support Team provides training and resources to Nebraska Schools on research-based best practices. -