About us

Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) is a data-informed decision making framework for establishing the social culture and academic and behavioral supports needed for the school to be an effective learning environment (for academics, behavior and social-emotional wellbeing) for all students.

Outcomes circle

Essentials elements of the VTSS framework are:

  • Aligned organizational structure
  • Data-informed decision-making
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Family, school and community partnerships
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Evaluation of outcomes and fidelity
Research and Implementation Center

Our Research and Implementation Center provides VTSS services to school divisions and develops state-level implementation supports.

Learn more about the RIC

Tiered systems of supports

We support divisions in establishing a framework of supports and evidenced-based practices with increasing levels of intensity. Divisions determine appropriate supports based on need / fit/ culture.

Tier I: All students have the majority of their academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs addressed.
Tier II: Up to 20 percent of students may need supplemental instruction and supports.
Tier III: Up to 5 percent of students may need intensive, individualized instruction and supports.

In the news

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