Perth Amboy Public School District uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. It’s a framework many schools use to give targeted support to struggling students. MTSS is designed to help schools identify students who are struggling as early as possible through the use of building-wide data (e.g., grades, attendance, behavior). Once identified, students are provided with different levels of support based on their needs. MTSS focuses on the “whole child.” That means it supports academic growth, but many other areas, too. These include behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism. The PAPS MTSS model is in alignment with New Jersey Tiered System of Supports.