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MTSS Essential Components


This is the CO-MTSS logo with a tri-colored mountain surrounded by icons and titles for each of the 5 components of MTSS.


Within the Colorado MTSS framework, there are five Essential Components.

These components combine to construct the "backbone" of an effective MTSS.

Each component has core features and its own identity.

However, they also interconnect and overlap; they are interdependent and consistently support and reinforce each other.  


screenshot of MTSS essential components with titles, icons, and definitions and an arrow underneath that says UDL



The Updated 2021 CDE CO-MTSS Components have been adopted in TSD.

This Crosswalk (summer 2022) includes the CO-MTSS definition and Component definitions along with Core Features for Implementation Teams.

This Guiding Questions document (Aug. 2021) poses 3 questions per Component.

Consider your responses and how these considerations might impact your implementation efforts.

The CDE published newly-created Practice Profiles (Jan/Feb 2022) that have been compiled in
this one full set of Component Profiles document, but all are available (individually) on the CDE website.

 To view definitions, files, and considerations for each of the Essential Components, click on the navigation menu to access each component's page(s). 


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