• NC MTSS Defined

    NC MTSS is a school improvement framework that encompasses academic, behavioral, social, and emotional instruction and support. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all. 

     

    The North Carolina model of MTSS is comprised of the six (6) critical components detailed in the graphic below. 


    NC MTSS Defined

    The North Carolina Multi-tiered Systems of Support (NC MTSS) is a school improvement framework that encompasses academic, behavioral, social, and emotional instruction and support. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all.

    NC MTSS is comprised of the six (6) critical components detailed in the graphic above.

    NC MTSS Policy

    The NC MTSS Framework provides direct support across the state through a cascading system of support to empower the State Board of Education (SBE) to meet its goals, support Operation Polaris, and is connected with the following NC WestEd Report/Leandro, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), School Mental Health (SMH) Policy, Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Policy, and Read to Achieve legislation. Additional policy details can be viewed here.

    By July 1 2020, NC 1503-2.5(d)(11) requires that the following selected essential components of a multi-tiered system of support must be in place when considering identification of students with specific learning disabilities:

    1. A system of high-quality core instruction and scientific research-based intervention;
    2. Multiple tiers of instruction that vary in intensity, matched to student need;
    3. A systematic process of problem-solving/data-based decision making; and
    4. A comprehensive, balanced assessment system that includes: common formative assessments, interim/benchmark assessments, outcome assessments, universal screening, progress monitoring and diagnostic assessments.