Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS)
The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports aligns academics, behavior, and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. GMU TTAC VTSS Systems Coaches partner with participating Region 4 school divisions to support the successful implementation of multi-tiered systems of supports.
The VTSS systemic approach allows divisions, schools, and communities to provide multi-tiered levels of support for students through an efficient and clearly defined process. The multi-tiered framework guides implementers in using data, systems, and evidence-based practices to sustain effective core instruction and provide advanced tier interventions matched to specific learning needs to ensure success for all students.
VTSS is a VDOE supported initiative. School divisions apply to receive state systems coaching provided through a partnership with the Virginia Commonwealth University Research and Implementation Center (VCU-RIC) and the Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTAC).
Region 4 school divisions participating in a VTSS cohort include:
- Falls Church City
- Prince William
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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) website provides resources, tools, archived trainings, and information about upcoming professional learning opportunities relevant to implementing multi-tiered systems of supports.
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) website provides resources, tools, videos, archived presentations, and research briefs that support the behavioral component of VTSS.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) Action Network website provides resources, toolkits, checklists and form to support the academic component of VTSS.
The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) provides modules, resources and tools to build capacity of school personnel providing supports for students with intensive academic and behavioral needs.
The Center on Multi-Tiered System of Supports provides information, resources, toolkits, videos and articles to support implementing a multi-tiered system framework.
The VTSS Implementation Matrix lists essential elements and phases of implementation for installing and sustaining effective multi-tiered systems of supports.
VTSS offers a one-page overview of Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports.
VTSS offers a handout describing the implementation logic of the multi-tiered framework.
This PBIS guide provides a step by step process with examples, resources and activities to implement an integrated multi-tiered systems framework.
VTSS provides learning modules on developing trauma-sensitive schools, with supplemental activities and resources
Formed Families Forward, a partner to VTSS, offers a series of six family engagement videos with accompanying fact sheets and discussion questions.
VTSS provides a series of eight modules that describe phases of behavior escalation and defusing strategies (search for "Defusing Disruptive Behavior" under the COURSE dropdown menu to locate the modules).