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Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)


NC Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all.


Every NC Pre K-12 public education system implements and sustains all components of a Multi-Tiered System of Support to ensure college and career readiness for all students.


NC DPI will prepare for total school improvement and support LEAs to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support by providing professional development, coaching and technical assistance, research and evaluation, and communication and visibility that results in college and career readiness for all students.

NC DPI believes that MTSS is the most effective and efficient approach to improving school outcomes and student performance thereby ensuring equitable access to a sound basic education.


Kelly Doppke

Director of Student Support Services
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1928

Adam Holt

Director of Testing & Accountability
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1940