Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Tammi Coit
(443) 809-5807

Katie McLean
(443) 809-0305

Lisa Selby
Restorative Practices Project Manager
(443) 809-9759

Caryn Mouring
Conscious Discipline Lead Teacher

Hope Franklin
Administrative Secretary

Office of School Climate and Culture
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Jefferson Building
105 W. Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-0305
FAX: 443-809-6590

MTSS Overview

The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework to guide schools to provide a continuum of prevention and intervention services and supports.  Decisions regarding the needed services and supports should be made:
  • based on data,
  • using practices proven by research to be effective at achieving the identified goals (Evidence-based practices/EBPs),
  • in a manner that ensures equitable and culturally proficient outcomes, and
  • using a multi-disciplinary team process.
This information should be used to support the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports in schools by providing information and resources for specific interventions. These interventions should be selected based on a consideration of the needs of the school and MTSS goals. The other MTSS practices including a positive school climate, teaming, data collection, a problem-solving process, and progress monitoring, should also be addressed throughout the process of selecting and implementing any of these interventions.

Evidence-Based Practices

One of the key components of an effective MTSS is the selection and implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). EBPs are interventions that have been proven to be effective through research and evaluation. 

Several EBPs have been implemented in many schools throughout BCPS. Learn more about these interventions by clicking the links below. 

Restorative Practices
Conscious Discipline
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Community Partnerships
Trauma-Informed Training Opportunity

BCPS is offering Rising Up: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences & Enhancing Resilience for staff and schools. For more information and to schedule a training, please refer to the attached flyer.

Links for Support

Request a Formal Restorative Conference
Culture of Care:  Mindfulness Awareness Practices Professional Learning Request

School Safety Resource List
Specialized Intervention Services Data Collection Report FY 2017-2018
Specialized Intervention Services Data Collection Report FY 2018-2019
Specialized Intervention Services Data Collection Report FY 2020-2021

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