Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)


A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework for how school districts can build the necessary system to ensure that each and every student receives a high quality educational experience. It is designed to support schools to identify and address the strengths and needs of all students. This is accomplished by optimizing data-driven decision-making, progress monitoring, and the use of evidence-based supports and strategies with increasing intensity to sustain student growth. In 2018, Massachusetts updated its MTSS Blueprint to reflect the most current research and enhance the user experience. Hudson Public Schools has created an MTSS Framework for three areas: Academic Supports, Social/Emotional Behavioral Supports, and Attendance Supports. This framework guides the district in making sound decisions to promote the well-being of all students in all areas.  

MTSS Blueprint: Describes the current DESE MTSS Blueprint model, philosophy, and components.

MTSS Resources: Links to a clearinghouse of tools and resources to support MTSS implementation.