KDE’s Vision and KyMTSS

The vision of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), “each and every student empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future”, sets the focus for the work of the agency and is also the goal of an integrated MTSS. The essential elements of KyMTSS align with this vision and the big ideas of United We Learn: access and opportunity, and authentic engagement and partnerships as outlined in KDE’s Strategic Plan.

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KyMTSS is a multi-level prevention system to support student achievement and social-emotional behavioral competencies through an integration of differentiated core instruction, assessment and intervention.


KyMTSS promotes the integration of systems-level approaches and state/district/school initiatives under one comprehensive framework to more efficiently use resources while focusing on improving outcomes for every student.

KyMTSS Overview
What the elements of the KyMTSS logo represent: Equitable access and opportunity, collaborative problem solving teams, data-based decision making with a system of screening and assessment, evidence based practices, family and community partnerships, and tiered systems of intervention including emotional, behavioral, and social emotional

The Six Essential Elements of KyMTSS

KyMTSS has identified six interconnected components as essential to the implementation and sustainability of an effective MTSS framework.