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Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)



Do you have a concern about your child?

The first step is to contact your child’s teacher and explain any concerns. From there, the school will determine if additional supports may be necessary for academics, behavior, and/or social-emotional needs.


What is a Multi-Tiered System of Support?

  • Every child in CMS is afforded the opportunity to receive extra support in academics, behavior, and/or social emotional skills if needed.  
  • Every CMS school has problem solving teams to identify students who may need additional support.
  • Problem solving teams look at a variety of factors to determine causes for learning needs. These teams involve YOU!
  • Intervention plans are put in place to address specific areas of need, and are monitored to ensure student success.
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CMS Board Policy around MTSS
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What the NC Department of Public Instruction Says:

NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which 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.

Our Mission

NCDPI will prepare and support LEA's to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support for total school improvement by providing professional development, coaching and technical assistance, research and evaluation, and communication and visibility that results in college and career readiness for all students. NCDPI believes that MTSS is the most effective and efficient approach to improving school outcomes and student performance thereby ensuring equitable access to a sound basic education.

Our Vision

Every NC Pre K-12 public education system implements and sustains all components of a Multi-Tiered System of Support to ensure college and career readiness for all students.