Multi-Tiered Student Support (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Student Support (MTSS) is a framework that many schools use to provide targeted support to struggling students. The framework focuses on the “whole child.” MTSS addresses both academic growth and achievement, but it also supports many other areas. This includes behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism.

In Canyons School District, all staff are responsible for creating a proactive learning environment, which supports positive outcomes for students by enabling them to develop social competencies necessary for future success.

The purpose of the Canyons School District MTSS Specialists is to provide expertise and guidance to support school personnel in building a proactive, positive, and responsive system within each school to support all students in all settings. MTSS Specialists are available to schools for consult, professional development, prevention practices, and restorative practices.   

MTSS Model

Tier 1

Universal (Tier 1) represents those supports provided to all students.

Tier 2

Targeted (Tier 2) represents additional supports provided to remediate or accelerate student success.

Tier 3

Intensive (Tier 3) represents individually-responsive supports intended to further remediate or accelerate student success and do not necessarily equate to special education services.

The MTSS model has three tiers of increasing support. Tier 2 and 3 supports are provided in addition to, not in place of, Tier 1 instruction.

Multi-Tiered Student Support (MTSS) Forms

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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