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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that focuses on implementing best practices within the areas of academics, behavior, and social/emotional supports for the whole child, for ALL children.  

Tiers are based on student need and increase the level of support provided as a student moves from universal (classroom-wide), to targeted and intensive interventions.

We traditionally think of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 as being separate stages of an intervention system with academic and behavior as two different areas of intervention. However, by looking at them through one lens and use the problem solving technique of Define, Analyze, Implementation and Evaluate, we are able to provide more meaningful intervention support.

Foundational and key components are essential at every tier to ensure effective implementation.

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