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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)


What is MTSS?

It focuses on the "whole child."  That means it supports academic growth but many other areas, too.  These include behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism (not attending school).  

At a glance

  • MTSS is a framework many schools use to provide targeted support to struggling students.

  • MTSS's aim is to intervene early so students can catch up with their peers.

  • It screens all students and aims to address academic and behavioral challenges.

WHAT IT IS                                                                                               

1. A Model Of Prevention.                                                                      

2. Instruction Designed To Match Student Needs.                                 

3. Progress Is Closely Monitored.                                                          

4.  Success For All Students.



1. A Model Based Upon "Labels."  

2. A Referral Process For Special Education.

3. A "One Size Fits All" Process.  

MTSS Instructional Tiers

Contact Us

Special Services Department Main Office: 

(432) 456-8719

Special Services Department Fax: 

(432) 456-8718

Dina Joiner, RtI Specialist: 

(432) 456-5188 


Mailing Address:

ECISD Special Education Department

P.O. Box 3912

Odessa, Tx.79760



Special Services Annex

804 N. Sam Houston
Odessa, Texas 79761