• KCS MTSS Overview

    NC multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all. North Carolina MTSS is defined as a multi-tiered framework that promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic, behavioral and social-emotional learning practices. 


    Kannapolis City Schools is committed to this vision and the success of the whole child by systematically meeting the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students. We do this through data-informed support structures and a problem-solving framework to target instruction and intervention for all students. If your child is found in need of additional support, you will receive information regarding specific interventions. 


    Effective implementation of MTSS requires school staff to review and analyze available sources of data for all students in the school to support increased student performance and total school improvement. The following screenings, assessments, and information are essential to this process:

    • Report cards/transcripts
    • Review of educational records
    • Teacher observations
    • Attendance
    • End of grade/course scores
    • Behavioral/social-emotional screening
    • Reading/Math screening
    • Reading/Math diagnostics
    • Content area benchmarks
    • Common formative assessments (i.e. classroom teacher assessments)


    Your partnership in your child's learning is important. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school and/or teacher. 


    JoAnne Garay

    District MTSS Coordinator

    Kannapolis City Schools