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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

About MTSS

Tri-colored mountain image, with green at the base, yellow near top, and red at peak. Surrounding mountain are 5 Essential Components and corresponding icons. From bottom left, clockwise, these are: Evidence-Based Practices; Family, School, and Community Partnering; Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision-Making; and Layered Continuum of Supports.

Announcement: Summer Conference

We are at capacity, and our registration has closed. We will not have on-site registration for the event.

If you have registered to attend the CO-MTSS 2019 Summit (August 1-2, 2019), you may access this flyer for information. More details will be provided at a later date.

*For additional information related to the Colorado State Personnel Development Grant, visit the CO-SPDG webpage.

In Colorado, a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is defined as:

a prevention-based framework of team-driven data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices applied at the classroom, school, district, region, and state level.


To learn more about MTSS, view the video below and/or access the resources farther down on this page. Should you need closed captioning, please select that option (in the bottom menu of the video playback).

MTSS Overview Video



If you choose to view the video and would like guiding questions as support, please consider using this MTSS Overview Video Investigation Guide (2016).


You may use the left-hand navigation toolbar to access a video for each of the MTSS Essential Components and for other information from the Office of Learning Supports.


  • Access MTSS slideshows to see what presentations were offered in 2016 and 2017.


For More Information

Contact Allison Greene, 303-866-6355.

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