Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

We believe together we can transform education so that it benefits each and every student, their families, and ultimately the communities in which they live.


In California, MTSS is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on CCSS, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for all students’ academic, behavioral, and social success. California has a long history of providing numerous systems of support. These include the interventions within the RtI2 processes, supports for Special Education, Title I, Title III, support services for English Learners, American-Indian students, and those in gifted and talented programs. MTSS offers the potential to create needed systematic change through intentional design and redesign of services and supports that quickly identify and match the needs of all students.

The California Department of Education has awarded $30 million on the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Initiative, or SUMS Initiative, which is designed to promote and expand the use of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports.
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Conditions for Learning
State Priority #1 Basic Services
State Priority #2 Implementation of State Standards
State Priority #7 Course Access...Read more

Pupil Outcomes
State Priority #4 Pupil Achievement
State Priority #8 Other Pupil Outcomes ...Read more

State Priority #3 Parental Involvement
State Priority #5 Pupil Engagement
State Priority #6 School Climate ...Read more