Broader. Bolder. Better.

Nebraska’s Multi-tiered System of Support empowers schools to support and prepare all students for success by systematically delivering a range of high-quality instruction tailored to meet their needs.

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Coherence at Every Level

The 2023 NeMTSS Framework is now available. The revised framework is designed to ensure every student across Nebraska has access to learning experiences that enhance their educational outcomes.

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SEBL Coffee Connect

SEBL Coffee Connect, is a new virtual event series that aims to build collaboration and community among educators and others implementing social, emotional and behavioral learning in Nebraska schools.


2021 NeMTSS Summit

The Nebraska Department of Education’s 2021 Nebraska MTSS Summit, “Essentials for Renewal and Acceleration,” featured sessions to help students and teachers face the many uncertainties of returning to in-person classrooms.


Welcome to NeMTSS

Nebraska Multi-Tiered System of Support

MTSS is an educational framework for continuous improvement, problem-solving and decision-making. It promotes an integrated system, connecting general and special education, along with all teaching and learning components, into a high-quality, standards-based instruction and intervention framework that can be adapted to meet students’ academic, social-emotional and behavior needs — from preschool to graduation.

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MTSS Process

Preparing all Nebraskans for Learning, Earning & Living


Practices and decision-making are data-driven and backed by research


Structured problem-solving model and layered continuum of supports


Integration of academic, behavioral and social-emotional core instruction and supports


Strategies enhance schools’ prevention and continuous improvement efforts


Nebraska’s MTSS system gives schools powerful tools and knowledge to provide effective instruction for all students using a collaborative, comprehensive and preventive problem-solving approach.

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Essential Elements of NeMTSS

NeMTSS is based on the idea that all students require early and powerful academic and behavioral core instruction with the potential for high-quality interventions of increasing intensity. Nebraska stakeholders have identified the following elements that are essential to implement and sustain a successful MTSS framework.

Infrastructure & Shared Leadership

Sound infrastructure and effective shared leadership are the foundation from which all the other essential elements are built. Without a strong infrastructure and effective shared leadership, it is not possible to design a strong, layered continuum of support, engage in sound data-based decision-making, or support collaboration and communication.

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Layered Continuum of Supports

Within a layered continuum, tiered supports are provided to meet the unique needs of each student. Supports are dependent on data, and there is flexibility among the tiers, allowing each student to receive the support they need, when they need it. Adults are responsible for monitoring student progress and matching the support to each student’s specific needs.

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Data-Based Decision-Making

Meeting the needs of every student requires understanding their learning journey, the root causes of challenges and how to provide appropriate support that addresses those root causes. Data-based decision-making involves collaboration and communication from community members and caregivers, as well as district, school, collaborative and student support teams, using a variety of data points to identify student needs and support planning.

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Communication & Collaboration

Effective communication and collaboration hinge upon the belief that student, family and community engagement enhance learning experiences and are culturally inclusive and relevant for each student. Student success and engagement rely on positive partnerships and relationships to fundamentally improve the outcomes for each student, school, district and community.

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