Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Florida’s MTSS

Response to Intervention (RtI) has been described in Florida as a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for providing high quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform instructional decisions.

Phase 1 of 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. Read more about the history and future of MTSS in Florida.

Multi-Tiered Framework

This system is depicted as a three-tiered framework that uses increasingly more intense instruction and interventions matched to need.

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Academics and/or Behavior

  • Define: What's the problem?
  • Analyze: Why is it occuring?
  • Implement: What are we going to do about it?
  • Evaluate: Is it working?

Tier 1: All

Tier 2: Some

Tier 3: Few

Problem-Solving Process

The problem-solving process is critical to making the instructional adjustments needed for continual improvement.

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  • What's the problem?
  • Why is it occuring?
  • What are we going to do about it?
  • Is it working?