Educational Administration, Department of


First Advisor

Nick Pace

Second Advisor

Renee Hyde

Third Advisor

Dick Meyer

Date of this Version

Winter 11-2020


A DISSERTATION Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Educational Administrator, Major: Educational Administration, Under the Supervision of Professor Nicholas J. Pace. Lincoln, Nebraska: November, 2020

Copyright © 2020 Chelsea Feusner


To support multiple needs, districts have worked to enrich or remediate students through differentiated objectives, programs, and initiatives. The goal of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework is to create a system that supports all students and provides robust interventions and programs at all levels, in multiple areas of education. This cross-sectional study will investigate MTSS implementation through a self-assessment survey of school principals and teachers in Kearney Public Schools (KPS). The information collected and analyzed to support the administrative team’s planning, implementation, and measurement of effectiveness. The research will also be able to support the continued implementation of MTSS in the state of Nebraska.

Adviser: Nicholas J. Pace