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MTSS Resources

(Multi-Tiered System of Support)

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework that helps educators provide academic and behavioral and social-emotional strategies for students with various needs.

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MTSS takes a proactive approach to identifying students with academic or behavioral needs. Early assessment and intervention for these students can help them catch up with their peers sooner. The key components of MTSS include:

  • Universal screening of all students early in the school year

  • Tiers of interventions that can be amplified in response to levels of need

  • Ongoing data collection and continual assessment

  • Schoolwide approach to expectations and supports

  • Parent involvement​​


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The Technical Assistance Center on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support. Their website provides articles, webinars, presentation materials and other resources for PBIS.

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PBIS Apps houses the PBIS Assessment, which is the free place for districts and schools to manage, enter, and review survey data to improve PBIS implementation. This is the online app for the TFI and School Climate Survey.


Midwest PBIS is the regional center for technical assistance that serves Kentucky. They provide regional conferences, webinars, presentation materials and many other resources for PBIS implementation. They are also currently collaborating in the WKEC PBIS Cohort for trainings and technical assistance as well as assisting KDE and other regional cooperatives to help build state, regional, and district capacity.


KyMTSS is a multi-level prevention system to support student achievement and social-emotional behavioral competencies through an integration of differentiated core instruction, assessment and intervention. This website gives more information about KyMTSS and provides many resources to help support an integrated approach.

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KY SELF is Kentucky educational cooperative's behavior support webpage for social-emotional learning. The website provides articles and resources on behavioral interventions and strategies at each tier.

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PBIS World is an independently created website that offers information on different behaviors and interventions and supports to address those behaviors in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. 


KY-ABRI, Academic & Behavioral Response to Intervention, provides technical assistance to all PK-12 public schools in Kentucky with MTSS (RTI & PBIS). Their website provides training, videos and other resources related to PBIS and academic RTI.

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Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.

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