What is Georgia’s Tiered System of Supports for Students?
Georgia’s Tiered System of Supports of Students is defined as a tiered system of supports that integrates assessment and intervention within a school-wide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavioral problems. Additionally, a tiered system of supports for students promotes systems alignment to increase efficiency and effectiveness of resources. Georgia has adopted the national definition for Multi-tiered System of Supports for Students (MTSS) which outlines the following essential components: Screening, Progress Monitoring, Multi-level Prevention System, and Data-based Decision Making. Georgia has added Infrastructure, the fifth essential component.