In June of 2008, The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) published a Response to Instruction/Intervention (RtI) Implementation Plan, which provided the initial, formal, state-level framework to assist districts with critical components, definitions and applications to support the development of school-wide implementations. This document marks an important point in our state's development, reflecting the collective intent at that time. Since 2004, Florida has engaged in continuous efforts to make sense of how systematic problem-solving and the RtI framework integrate the various elements of Florida’s system of education.
As Florida’s Phase I, Implementation for Problem-solving and Response to Instruction/Intervention, came to a close in 2011, Phase II of the statewide implementation of a MTSS has emerged. The statewide Florida Positive Behavior Support and Florida Problem-Solving/RtI Projects are merging their efforts with Technology and Learning Connections for Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning to support district-wide implementation of an integrated (academic and behavior) data-based planning and problem-solving system.
Florida’s Phase II, state-level priorities include: