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 Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Georgia educators are aligning to create a multi-tiered prevention framework to improve performance outcomes of all learners. Georgia’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) includes evidence-based interventions and screenings that will provide different levels of support needed to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems.

Georgia's MTSS represents a cross-divisional effort among Teaching and Learning, School and District Effectiveness, Federal Programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Special Education.

Through a competitive application process, the GaDOE selected ten school districts to participate in Cohort One; these districts are committed to using MTSS’s evidence and research-based practices to empower their students to learn, live and lead by graduation.

Georgia MTSS District Partners:

City Schools of Decatur

Clarke County School District

DeKalb County School District

Dodge County School District

Glynn County School System

Houston County Schools

Marietta City Schools

Muscogee County School District

Paulding County School District

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Each district will receive support in measurement and evaluation, professional learning and technical assistance, including coaching, necessary to support implementation. Schools will receive multi-phase training and ongoing supports for refinement and sustainability purposes to districts to implement the integrated academic, behavior and social framework.

Georgia’s MTSS is expected to become one of the primary guiding frameworks for a continuous, data-based, school improvement process supporting academic, social emotional and behavioral achievement of all students to prepare them to be successful high school graduates.

Georgia’s MTSS

House Bill 740 requires local school systems to use Multi-Tiered System of Supports and reviews prior to expelling or assigning a student in preschool through third grade to out-of-school suspension for more than five consecutive or cumulative days during a school year.

Helpful Links:

§  Georgia MTSS Application Description

§  Georgia MTSS Application to Participate

§  Georgia MTSS Application Infographic

§  Georgia MTSS Application Awareness Webinar Presentation PowerPoint

§  How to Measure Fidelity of Implementation

§  Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity

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GaDOE Launches Multi-Tiered System of Supports





 Contact Information


Karen S. Suddeth, Ed.S.
Program Manager 
Office Phone: 404-656-6058
Cell Phon​e: 404-548-4348

Carole C. Carr
Communications Specialist
Office Phone: 404-232-7986
Cell Phone: 404-519-9997