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On this page, you will find guidance articles, tools, and videos to support the "What, Why, and How" of your MTSS Implementation.

PLEASE NOTE: We anticipate changes to this page and/or redirection of the resources found on this page to other areas of the CDE MTSS content pages. By end of summer 2016, we will have revisions to the CDE MTSS content pages.

If you choose to use any of our materials, we ask that you provide relevant citation information; please see the Guidelines for Use file for additional clarification. Please note: The following statement applies to all materials from the Office of Learning Supports: The contents of this material were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

MTSS Layered Continuum of Supports 2016

Additional Resources

  • View FSCP-RtI for additional information on Family, School, and Community Partnering.
  • View the Components page to learn more about the MTSS Essential Components.
  • View archived MTSS webinars that the Office of Learning Supports co-facilitated with the Office of Online and Blended Learning (spring 2013).


These tools provide:

  1. An introduction to MTSS and the MTSS web page
  2. Connections between MTSS and key legislative priorities
  3. Resources to help assess your systems implementation
  4. Materials that can assist in developing an effective problem solving process that can be applied to all levels

Note: Please visit the MTSS Components page for additional tools related to the Components;
these include downloadable Practice Profiles and definition and/or description documents.
As many of these tools are in revision (spring 2016), we ask that revisit the website for updates. 


The Office of Learning Supports created this series of videos to help provide information about MTSS, its components, and implementation science. To complete Video Investigation Guides along with each video, please download the Word file(s) by clicking on the hyperlinked title(s) provided here. If you need instructions on the layout of the Video Investigations Guides, please use the Instructions (PDF)  handout. Note that these components have been altered since initial publication. There are now some revisions that will be made to the tools in the near future. You may use these tools until the new videos and documents are revised (by end of summer 2016).



MTSS Overview

Shared Leadership

Data-Based Problem Solving

Layered Continuum of Supports

Evidence-Based Instruction

Family, School and Community Partnering

Implementation Science


Formerly, you may have found the Universal Screening &
Progress Monitoring video helpful; to access it, please view on YouTube via this link.
Additionally, you may wish to use the Universal Screening & Progress Monitoring video guide.

For professional learning opportunities, please visit the MTSS Support page (which is also linked via the left-hand toolbar navigation).


For More Information

Please contact Kim Watchorn or 303-866-6262.

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