Multi-Tiered System of Support is an integrated 3-tiered model of support addressing the needs of all students through a coherent continuum of research-based, system-wide practices supporting teaching and learning; academic, social-emotional and behavioral. It is a systematic and prevention-based framework of team-driven data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school and community partnering in conjunction with the layering of evidence-based practices at the classroom, school and district level.
This 3-tiered model provides differentiated core instruction delivered with fidelity as the solid instructional foundation received by all students. Students that are not responding to high quality core instruction and supports are provided targeted intervention to address their identified needs. The Five Essential Components, which form a foundation for creating a sustainable system of supports are:
- Team-Driven Shared Leadership
- Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision-Making
- Family, School and Community Partnering
- Layered Continuum of Supports
- Evidence-Based Practices