Cozad MTSS:

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

MTSS has been defined by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and applying child response data to important educational decisions.”

Essential Elements of MTSS:

  • Shared Leadership

  • Communication, Collaboration, and Partnerships

  • Evidence-Based Practices: Curriculum, Instruction, Intervention and


  • Building Capacity/Infrastructure for Implementation

  • Layered Continuum of Supports

  • Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making