Instructional Services » Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

 In agreement with the vision of the Integrated Academics and Behavior Systems of NC DPI, Rutherford County Schools believes that "NC MTSS is the most effective and efficient approach to improving district, school, and student outcomes thereby ensuring a sound basic education for all."

MTSS is a multi-tiered framework that promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices.  NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all.

In coordination with the Responsiveness to Intervention(RtI) model, MTSS provides consistent practices for the identification of students who struggle, targeted tiered instruction and intervention supports, and timely progress monitoring.  MTSS also supports methods to enhance Core teaching practices, as well as, provide opportunities for enrichment and acceleration of learning.  diamond

 Adapted by M. Alcorn for Rutherford County Schools
from McBree and Peters, 2016
MTSS incorporates four areas of focus: 
Academics, Behavior,
Social-Emotional Learning, and Attendance.  


Our Philosophyinforgraphic

We believe in...
  • Shared responsibility by all stakeholders including educators, families, students, and community partners.

  • Developmentally appropriate academic and behavioral growth for all students.

  • Continuous reflection on and improvement of instructional practices and learning environments.

  • Intentional partnerships with families, community members, and stakeholders.

  • Comprehensive implementation through systematic and purposeful approaches and leadership.

parent resoucesstaff resources