Utah Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports

A New Model of Support for Families with a Special Needs Kid

A Parent’s Perspective and Advice – Available in Utah Family Magazine

What is MTSS?

Essential Educator, September 2012

“Response to Intervention (RtI) has been described in Florida as a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for providing high quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform instructional decisions.”

“MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making to empower each Kansas student to achieve high standards.”

The Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS) initiative is designed to support districts and schools in the implementation of a data-driven, problem-solving model within a multi-tiered delivery system.  It is a continuous improvement model in which problem-solving and evidence-based decision-making occurs in an ongoing way and across multiple levels of the educational system. The purpose of UMTSS is to assist LEAs in positively impacting student outcomes by creating capacity for an integrated academic and behavior supports system that can be implemented with fidelity, is sustained over time, and utilizes data-based decision making at all levels of implementation.


The Utah Parent Center is currently working adapting the current Response to Intervention or RTI information to the MTSS format, please make use of this information in the meantime. 

Glossary – Response to Intervention (RTI) 

RTI Resources and Information  

RTI- A Parent’s Story 

Questions and Answers for Parents about RTI in Utah   

RTI in Utah  

Providing Information about RTI to Families  

Why RTI?