Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Academies SY2019-2020

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to offer six intensive professional development Academies designed to aid school and district teams with the implementation of tiered systems of instruction and support. Any school and/or district may apply for these Academies. However, please note that first priority will be given to schools that are designated as underperforming or chronically underperforming and/or schools that are in the lowest 10th percentile. Additional schools will be accepted for participation based on availability and relative need.

Districts are encouraged to submit applications for schools that are ready and committed to participate in a rigorous multi-year professional development opportunity. Please complete the application as soon as possible, as space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of decisions being made after Friday, May 24th. For questions, please reach out to Rebecca Shor.

On April 22nd, the Department facilitated a webinar with all of the Academy providers to describe the opportunity in more detail. A recording of the webinar and the PowerPoint deck that was used can be accessed at MTSS Academies Public Information Folder.

Academy Update: The Inclusive Tier I, Tiered Literacy, Tiered Math, PBIS and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)/Mental Health Academies have reached full capacity and are no longer available. There are still available spaces for the Systemic Student Support (S3) Academies.

Below you will find information and application links for each of the MTSS Academies. You may also access the applications using the following table:

MTSS Academies Application Inclusive Tier 1 Instruction Tiered Literacy Tiered Math PBIS Social Emotional Learning (SEL) / Mental Health Systemic Student Support (S3)
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