Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

  • Mission - The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a layered continuum of practices and supports. We as a district must work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students. 

    The goal of SAUSD’s MTSS is to provide an integrated systemic approach to meeting the needs of all students by using resources in the most effective and efficient way possible. In order to ensure the success of every child, we prevention-oriented, evidence-based services and interventions that are tailored to meet the needs of all students will be provided. 

    Vision - SAUSD’s multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) provides a clear, cohesive system across the school district that will allow for the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of all students to be addressed within a three-tiered model to promote student success. MTSS is an efficient way to organize the implementation of effective practices with fidelity so that all learners succeed.  

    MTSS is a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by student outcome data for making decisions in both general education and special education settings.  Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction.   

    MTSS is a multi-tiered approach that requires high-quality empirically-based core instruction, intervention and supports, and ongoing student assessment, that are implemented with fidelity. 

Last Modified on April 29, 2020