Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a the name of a comprehensive educational approach that focuses on prevention and problem solving for all students. When properly developed and implemented, MTSS connects school and community resources to help eliminate barriers to learning and teaching. It is based on three levels of support: best practices to support all students’ learning, strategies for those who need more help to succeed, and a higher level of intervention for the small number of students who need the most help.

You can learn more at OSPI’s page about MTSS

OSPI sponsors webinars once a month, and you can join them by signing up for their MTSS District Leader PLC list, by emailing OSPI.

OSPI also sponsors an annual conference, called MTSS Fest.  You can learn more by following this link, and scrolling to the lower right corner of the page.

Upcoming trainings

Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators): Coming June 21, teachers and school staff are invited to take a three-part training on mental health literacy. This is a free, self-guided online course with resources that will present concerete, universal approaches to promoting student mental health and creating safe and supportive classroom environments, describe student behaviors that may indicate a mental health concern, and provide specific skills and strategies to engage and support students with mental health concerns. For more information, visit