Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS)
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Virginia Tiered Systems of Support
During the March meeting of the State Special Education Advisory Committee, VDOE Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services John Eisenberg described how the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support is improving the learning climate and student outcomes in the commonwealth's public schools. Play Play video
VTSS Readiness Series
The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is a data-driven decision making framework for establishing the academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for all students.
The VTSS systemic approach allows divisions, schools and communities to provide multiple levels of supports to students in a more effective and efficient, clearly defined process. Implementing the VTSS requires the use of evidence-based, system-wide practices with fidelity to provide a quick response to academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs. The practices are progress-monitored frequently to enable educators to make sound, data-based instructional decisions for students.
VTSS functions under the anchor process of integrating data, practices and systems to affect outcomes. The essential elements of an effective VTSS framework are:
- Data Informed Decision-Making
- Evidence-Based Practices
- Family, School and Community Partnerships
- Monitoring Student Progress (including universal screening)
- Evaluation (outcomes and fidelity)
For more information about the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports, please visit the VTSS website at: https://www.vtss-ric.org/