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A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. 

The MTSS Essential Components are: 

• Shared Leadership

• Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making 

• Layered Continuum of Supports 

• Evidence-Based Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment Practices 

• Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring 

• Family, School, and Community Partnering