• Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
    Sartell-St. Stephen recognizes that students have a variety of academic and behavioral needs. To support our students, we have adopted the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework.

    Our goal is to ensure the success of all students. The MTSS framework uses data-based decisions to meet the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.

    When MTSS is fully implemented…

    • All students will receive instruction that aligns with their unique needs.
    • All students will make one or more years of growth annually.
    • All staff will deliver evidence-based instruction that aligns with the unique needs of students. 
    • The achievement and opportunity gaps among various student groups will be eliminated. 
    • All parents/families and stakeholders will be well-informed of Sartell-St. Stephen’s MTSS framework. 

    Click to view our MTSS Process Guide.

    Click to view our MTSS Family Overview.

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) FAQs

  • As a parent, how can I help?

  • Does it support every student?

  • How are student social, emotional, & behavioral needs met?

  • How are student academic needs met?

  • It is comprehensive?

District MTSS Goals

  • The District’s MTSS Goals:

    • Meet the academic and social-emotional needs of 100% of our students through a tiered system of supports.
    • Design a seamless and data-informed decision-making process across the continuum of student academic and social-emotional learning needs.
    • Create an aligned, responsive, and collaborative system that is focused on student success and continuous organizational improvement.
    • Use data to support staff effectiveness through professional development, resource allocation, and the use of evidence-based practices.
    • Ensure continuous improvement of student achievement on local and state assessments.
    • Utilize assessment systems and data-informed problem solving to match evidence-based supports with student learning needs.
    • Develop a culture where students are active participants focused on personal growth and individual goals.  


Last Modified on May 14, 2024