Integrated Academic & Behavior Systems
North Carolina's Multi-Tiered System of Support
The IABS team supports the work of implementing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework through the lens of data, systems and practices for all students. The MTSS framework for districts and schools focuses on academics and behavior from Pre-K through 12th grade.
NC MTSS Definition
NC MTSS is a school improvement framework that encompasses academic, behavioral, social, and emotional instruction and support. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all.
We believe that NC MTSS is one of the most effective and efficient approaches to promote educational equity and improve district, school, and student outcomes.
Every NC Pre K - 12 public education system implements and sustains all components of a Multi-Tiered System of Support.
The Integrated Academic and Behavior Systems team will build the capacity of public school systems to implement and sustain a Multi-Tiered System of Support through the provision of professional development, coaching, technical assistance, and resources.
IABS Strategic Plan 2020-23
The IABS Strategic Plan (2020-23) consists of goals and objectives to implement and sustain a multi-tiered system of support in North Carolina. The IABS strategic plan complements the goals and objectives of the NC State Board of Education Statewide Strategic Plan. Along with the state board goals, the IABS Strategic Plan is committed to implementing the State Board of Education’s guiding principles of equity and whole child.
Data, Systems, & Practices within an MTSS
Create and provide resources to ensure that every LEA has access to an effective data system to make decisions about core, supplemental, and intensive support
- Facilitated Assessment of MTSS - School Level (FAM-S)
- NC Early Numeracy Skills Indicator (NC ENSI)
- Every Child Accountability & Tracking System (ECATS) - Early Warning System
Model and install communication, technical assistance and coaching structures to ensure readiness and build capacity for MTSS implementation across all LEAs.
- Strategic Stakeholder Communication
- Cross-Agency Collaboration
- Regional Networking Opportunities
- District Systems & Coaching Support
Design and share professional development through a variety of platforms to engage all stakeholders and support every LEA’s MTSS implementation efforts.
- Social Emotional Learning
The NC MTSS Framework provides direct support across the state through a cascading system of support to empower the State Board of Education (SBE) to meet its goals, support Operation Polaris, and is connected with the following NC WestEd Report/Leandro, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), School Mental Health (SMH) Policy, Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Policy, and Read to Achieve legislation. NC MTSS includes social and emotional instruction and supports. The document linked below will first address social and emotional learning (SEL), then expand to the broader NC MTSS Framework.
NC MTSS Implementers Resources
|IABS Regional Consultants|
|Julie Weatherman, West||BriAnne Hall, Northwest|
|Holly Williamson, Piedmont-Triad||Jade Tornatore, Southwest|
|Tonya Caulder, Sandhills||Amy Miller, North Central|
|Courtney Moates, Southeast||Osmond Lister, Northeast|
|Ashley Springs, Charters & Non-Traditional Schools||Rhonda Harrell, Charters & Non-Traditional Schools|
|IABS Strategic Regional Support Consultants|
|Sara Newman, West Regional Strategic Support||Alisha Schiltz, Central Regional Strategic Support||Anne Nixon, East Regional Strategic Support|
|IABS Strategic Plan & Team Consultants|
|Angel Goodwine-Batts, IABS (MTSS) Team Lead||Susan Laney, Data and Evaluation Lead Consultant|