Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Educational service districts (ESDs) across Washington State are providing support to school districts to ensure every student has equitable access to the instruction and supports they need to thrive. In coordination with OSPI, the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Cohort through ESD 123 leads districts through implementation of an evidence-based framework focused on organizing the efforts of adults within systems to be more efficient and effective. MTSS consists of essential components which enable teams to work together to adapt instruction and supports to varied student needs.

MTSS helps to ensure students benefit from:

  • nurturing environments;
  • equitable access to core instruction, and;
  • supports that are culturally and linguistically responsive, universally designed, and differentiated to meet their unique needs.

What we have to offer:

Through the MTSS framework, district and school teams will:

  1. Identify and address biases and systemic barriers that drive inequitable access and disparate outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and students of color, students experiencing poverty, students receiving special education and/or Multilingual learner services, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, and highly mobile student populations.
  2. Collaborate with students, families, and community partners to leverage the unique cultural and linguistic assets of their communities in order to provide every student an inclusive and responsive learning environment.
  3. Deliver comprehensive supports that consistently meet every student’s needs and accelerate student academic, social, emotional, and behavioral learning.

Complete the 2022-23 MTSS Application through OSPI:

Is your district interested in joining ESD 123’s MTSS Cohort? This application is intended for districts seeking MTSS professional development and intensive technical assistance in the implementation of an integrated social-emotional-behavioral, reading, and early childhood MTSS framework.

MTSS District Implementation Application (2023-2024)

This application is intended for districts seeking support for district- and school-level MTSS implementation through professional development, coaching, and intensive technical assistance, including an integrated social-emotional-behavioral, reading, and early childhood MTSS framework.

The MTSS grant application is now closed for the 2023-2024 season.

Kelly Bolson will contact you after May 15th to schedule an interview and informational meeting regarding your application. 

 For more information on the MTSS Application, visit the OSPI website at 

Want to learn more?

Kelly Bolson
Regional MTSS Implementation Coordinator
PH: 509.547.8441
[email protected]

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