Multi-Tiered System of Support

The NC DPI Integrated Academic Behavior Systems (IABS) Division supports the work of implementing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework through the lens of data, systems, and practices for all students. The MTSS framework for districts and schools focuses on academics and behavior from Pre-K through 12th grade. 

NC MTSS Definition 

NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices as well as Social Emotional Learning (SEL). NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all.


Every NC Pre K - 12 public education system implements and sustains all components of a multi-tiered system of support to ensure college, career, and community readiness for all students.


NC DPI will prepare and support LEAs to implement a multi-tiered system of support for total school improvement by providing professional development, coaching and technical assistance, research and evaluation, and communication and visibility that results in college, career, and community readiness for all students. 


We believe that NC MTSS is the most effective and efficient approach to improving district, school and student outcomes thereby ensuring a sound basic education for ALL.