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Idaho State Department of Education: Multi-Tier System of Supports

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.

 The Chutes and Ladders image explaining MTSS


The vision and purpose of RTI and MTSS is to be sustained as a revolving door process for all student achievement. The purpose of this model is to show the action that is taking place of a student. For example, a student who is in need of more assistance to learn a concept will climb from Tier I to Tier II. This action will require the student to work through interventions in order to help the student understand a concept. Once the student has gained the knowledge necessary to succeed, the student will slide back down to Tier I to gain further instruction.