Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS)


The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports aligns academics, behavior and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. We partner with school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to support the successful implementation of the framework.

Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) is a data-informed decision making framework for establishing the social culture and academic and behavioral supports needed for the school to be an effective learning environment (for academics, behavior and social-emotional wellbeing) for all students.he successful implementation of the framework.

Essentials elements of the VTSS framework are:

  • Aligned organizational structure
  • Data-informed decision-making
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Family, school and community partnerships
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Evaluation of outcomes and fidelity


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