Stated simply, a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a school using data to provide every student with the support they need, when they need it. MTSS is a foundational paradigm, meaning that every practice, procedure, and policy in a school can be viewed meaningfully through the lens of MTSS. MTSS is at the core of SCRED's mission because when schools organize their supports within this framework, effectiveness increases and everyone benefits.

Overall information about MTSS:
  • MTSS Implementation Tracker (MIT) A tool that building and district leadership teams can use to take stock of practices across their MTSS framework and use this information when prioritizing continuous improvement goals.
  • MTSS Manual Our most thorough, comprehensive internal resource regarding the MTSS framework.
  • MTSS Flowchart A 1-page chart in the MTSS Manual that breaks down the flow of a multi-tiered system.
The structures that constitute MTSS can be broken up into four categories, and this is how the rest of this page is organized: (1) Continuum of Integrated Instruction and Supports, (2) Data-Based Decision Making, (3) Teams, and (4) Infrastructure and Support Mechanisms.

Continuum of Integrated Instruction and Supports

Evidence-Based Programs: General



Early Childhood


Data-Based Decision Making

Progress Monitoring


Team Roles

Team Dynamics

  • Teamwork & Collaboration Resources Example team agendas and other resources to help teams develop norms, make decisions together, ensure all voices are heard, and more.

Infrastructure and Support Mechanisms

Family and Community Partnerships

Professional Learning

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