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A practical resource: Guiding Tools for Instructional Problem-Solving Manual

A "how-to" manual for District and school teams engaged in the systematic planning/problem-solving process to improve student outcomes.


Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools Taking early action may be key to helping students struggling with mathematics. The eight recommendations in this guide are designed to help teachers, principals, and administrators use Response to Intervention for the early detection, prevention, and support of students struggling with mathematics.

By: The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust instruction to help struggling readers, and monitor student progress.

This online training module is provided on Florida’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Project’s website. It is one of 13 modules designed to be completed by a school’s PBS team. Content includes a rationale for and benefits of data-based decision-making systems as well as information about the type of data to collect and when to enter and analyze it.


Follow up to AMM 2011: MTSS and Child Find Requirements

Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and the IDEA Child Find Requirements: How to Ensure Compliance within the RtI Culture is a memorandum with questions and answers to assist school teams in determining what instruction and interventions accelerate student learning and what resources must be allocated to meet their intervention needs.

Implementing a Multi-tiered System of Support for Behavior: A Practical Guide
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A practical guide addressing both general questions related to the implementation of a Florida's Multi-tiered System of Suppoert integrating academic and behavioral supports and specifically, the behavioral aspects within the system.

Memorandum regarding Clarification of Consent and Evaluation Requirements When Determining Eligibility for Special Education

A memorandum disseminated to district leaders on August 10, 2010 to address issues related to obtaining parental consent for and requirements for conductiong formal evaluation procedures to determine if a student is a student with a disablity and in need of special education services.

MTSS and Virtual Education Q&A
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The purpose of this document is to provide overview information about Florida's planning and problem solving model to educators working within and supporting virtual education, to address questions that have arisen that are unique to implementation in virtual settings, and to provoke team-based discussions resulting in increased consensus around implementing this way of work.

Provides educators with information and resources to help early educators address the needs of young children (3 to 5 year-olds) who show signs that they may not be learning in an expected manner, even before they begin kindergarten.

By: The National Center for Learning Disabilities
National researchers provide early childhood experts, policy makers, advocates, and others an explanation of how the essential components of RTI — universal screening and progress-monitoring with research-based, tiered interventions — can be applied in preschool settings.

This document was developed to clarify the relationship between Specially Designed Instruction, Core Instruction and Interventions within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for educators developing, improving and maintaining systems of support for all students.