Duplin County Schools
     Equity Definition

    A commitment to provide access to personalized instructional supports and resources to continuously improve outcomes for each student in

    Duplin County Schools.


    In order to provide academic and behavior support to schools, Duplin County Schools uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through Integrated Academic and Behavior Systems (IABS). It provides interventions and support that can be adjusted depending on a student’s progress.

    MTSS is NOT special education but takes a deeper look into core, instructional practices for school-wide improvement. MTSS a way to intervene early so that students can be successful. 

    Multi-Tiered System of Support focuses on high-quality instruction by providing learning and behavioral supports such as Response to Instruction(RtI) and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS). These systems advocate the use of a problem-solving model to make data-based decisions.

    Responsiveness to Instruction uses responses to research-based approaches as an academic prevention and intervention model.

    Positive Behavior Intervention and Support focuses on building an infrastructure for preventative behavior instruction as well as interventions for groups and individuals.

     NC MTSS Implementation LiveBinder




    Each level provides a more intensive “tier” of support.

    *Tier 3 includes intensive interventions to meet the needs of individual students.

    *Tier 2 provides additional instruction targeted to meet the needs of struggling students.

    *Tier 1 is the high-quality instruction provided to all students in general education classrooms.