Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports

This website provides a central, comprehensive location for Florida-specific information and resources that promote system-wide practices to ensure highest possible student achievement in both academic and behavioral pursuits.

The collaborative vision of the Department and statewide projects, Student Support Services Project, Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project (PS/RtI) and Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project (FPBS), supporting the implementation of Florida’s MTSS is to:

Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Guidance is a document entitled MTSS Implementation Components: Ensuring Common Language and Understanding. IT was jointly developed by the FLPBS and FL PS/RtI Projects in order to help support alignment of common language and common understanding regarding MTSS and the use of RtI data.
The Reading Model Lessons Series features videos of Florida teachers conducting model lessons in Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. The series was produced by the Personnel Development Support Project/Florida Center for Interactive Media at Florida State University in partnership with Just Read! Florida and the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education.
Math and Science Model Lessons is a series of web-based model lessons that feature school-based leadership teams engaged in the problem-solving process and teachers providing high-quality standards-based instruction.
A practical resource: Guiding Tools for Instructional Problem Solving - Revised (GTIPS-R), is a web-based "how-to" manual and toolkit for school teams and educators engaged in the systematic planning/problem-solving process for individual students or groups of students with the intention of improving student outcomes.

November 2015 - be sure to check out the new, online version of the GTIPS manual, the GTIPS-R.
An introductory video for parents about the concepts and practices related to the school-level use of problem solving and how it affects their child in the context of the school-wide implementation.

The Parent Resource Guide Print Version (ResourceGuide_print.pdf) is a half page flyer that schools can print and disseminate to parents and teachers for awareness of resources available to them to increase family engagement within a multi-tiered system of supports.

The Parent Resource Guide Digital Version (ResourceGuide_final.pdf) is for downloading and works great for parents and teachers who want to view and access a variety of specific resources to increase family engagement within a multi-tiered system of supports.