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Idaho Parents Unlimited supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families

Multi- Tier System of Supports (MTSS), a.k.a Response to Intervention (RtI), is a framework for schools. MTSS is defined as a whole-school, data-driven, prevention-based framework for improving learning outcomes for EVERY student through a layered continuum of evidence-based practices and systems. 

IPUL, in collaboration with the State Department of Education, wants to educate parents and professionals on the value of MTSS and how it can benefit schools, parents, and EVERY student.

MTSS pyramid diagram showing intensive, targeted and universal framework with Academic Systems and Behavioral Systems

The mission of the MTSS team at the State Department of Education is to:

  • Provide organization and support for statewide implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems Support practices as a framework of prevention and school improvement.
  • Coordinate delivery of MTSS information, staff development, and technical assistance that will build capacity to carry out and sustain research-based practices.
  • To raise student achievement by creating a customer-driven education system that meets the needs of all Idaho students and those who serve them.

 An image showing a Chutes and Ladders approach to MTSS