A multi-tiered system of support (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. Placer County Office of Education provides this level of support to help children succeed in both their academic and personal lives. Using a systematic, data-driven approach, our program provides very effective results that help children live overall healthier, more successful lives. Below you'll find information about the framework of MTSS, including important resources and who to contact for assistance.
MTSS relies on evidence-based strategies and programs and on a rigorous approach to ensuring durable implementation. Within Prevention and Support Services at PCOE, we rely on the multi-phase implementation approach outlined by the University of North Carolina’s
National Implementation Research Network . By adhering to the Implementation Science, we are able to support districts in selecting appropriate programs, caring out vital pre-implementation planning, and ensuring district capacity for continued and durable use of the selected programs, frameworks, and/or strategies.
MTSS utilizes a data-based problem-solving model. This model is guided by asking the right questions, collecting and analyzing data to define and analyze problems, and skillfully implementing and evaluating solutions. When MTSS is effective, school-based teams use data to answer the following:
“What is the problem?”
“Why is the problem occurring?”
“What are we going to do about the problem?”
“Did we implement our solution as intended and did the solution work?”
Finally, MTSS is based on a multi-tiered prevention and intervention framework. At the base of this framework are universal Tier I supports—efforts aimed at preventing the emergence of future problems. When these strategies and insufficient, Tier II supports are indicated. Tier II supports are designed to reduce the intensity of and/or eliminate emerging problems. These interventions are often continuously available and are often provided in a small group or targeted setting. For students that are in need of more intensive services, Tier III strategies and programs are utilized. Within Tier III, individualized supports include highly individualized and intensive interventions. To address these more intensive needs, these interventions often include a greater emphasis on assessment and a team-based approach.
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Senior Director, Prevention Supports and Services
DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS?
Yes. PCOE offers many resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education page to learn more.
MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?
PCOE offers a wide variety of support options for those experiencing a mental illness. Visit our Student Mental Wellness page to learn more.
WHAT SUPPORTS DOES PCOE OFFER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?
PCOE is happy to offer assistance to foster children in need. We provide support with academics, social/emotional assistance, transitioning, vocational help, and counseling supports and interventions. Visit our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program page to learn more.
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