As defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, "NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all."
The tiers of MTSS include:
- Core Instruction - on grade level academic and/or behavioral (e.g., social-emotional, attendance, discipline) instruction that includes differentiation for struggling studetns as well as students working above grade level.
- Supplemental Instruction (in addition to Core Instruction) - acceleration and/or interventions in prerequisite grade level skills for students who are at-risk academically or behaviorally, or enrichment for studetns working above grade level.
- Intensive Instruction (in addtion to Core and Supplemental Instruction) - more intensive or more frequent instruction on prerequisite grade level skills who are at-risk academically and/or behaviorally, or more intensive enrichment opportunities for students performing wiell above grade level.