What is MTSS-B?

Multi-Tiered systems of support for behavior includes proactive strategies, for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.

Research supports that the MTSS framework, implemented with fidelity, provides a school-wide, systematic, tiered approach that leads to increased student achievement and reduced classroom disruptions and student suspensions.

More importantly, MTSS is not a curriculum, program, intervention or practice but is a decision-making framework that guides selection and implementation of research based practices and interventions for improving student outcomes for all students.

Tier 1 Supports:

  • Tier 1 includes all the supports offered to all students to help students meet behavior expectations.

Tier 2 Supports:

  • Tier 2 is designed to provide targeted group interventions to support students who are needing additional supports.

Tier 3 Supports:

  • Tier 3 is designed to provide individualized interventions.  For each intervention, either FBA/BIP or WRAP/RENEW, an individualized team specific to the student and the student’s needs is developed.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - The PBiS Process at Lincoln Public Schools
Implemented in LPS in 2013, district wide in 2014-2015
PBiS provides continuum of support for all students
PBiS is used extensively across the United States
The federal government gives PBiS a Thumbs Up
Why? PBiS results in a decrease in problem behavior, an increase in instructional time, an increase in student achievement and improvement in climate and culture in the school building
Success with PBiS has been documented in research since the late 1970's
Key Components of PBiS
Consistent School-Wide Behavioral Expectations
School-wide expectations are taught and re-taught
Students recognized for meeting behavior expectations
Effective Procedures for managing problem behavior
Data driven
Community and family involvement


Scott Eckman
MTSS-B/Vision Supervisor
402-436-1918 | seckman1@lps.org

Quarter 2 MTSS-B Challenge for Buildings

Our Quarter 1 challenge was a huge success with 19 buildings submitting a school climate video! You can see these here: https://home.lps.org/pbis/pbis-video-challenge/

Quarter 2 we are focusing on Prevention. We have sent out the flyer on a preventative classroom, and now here is our Quarter 2 challenge:

Create a meme related to the idea and/or power of prevention. Your meme could include information on teaching expectations, routines and procedures, encouraging appropriate behavior, active supervision, room arrangement,  or student engagement and opportunities to respond.


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