Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports
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It is both necessary and worthwhile to apply the foundation beliefs of Florida’s MTSS using the systematic planning/problem solving process to all state, district, and school-wide academic and behavioral improvement, access and acceleration efforts.
Reading

Florida’s students have experienced significant growth in reading as a result of efforts using the key components of Florida’s MTSS through the Reading First Grant, as evidenced by a decrease in special education placement rates of approximately 40 percent (Torgesen, 2007).

For more information, visit:

Just Read, Florida!
http://www.justreadflorida.com/

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
http://www.fcrr.org/

Behavior

Florida’s students have also experienced significant improvements in positive behaviors as a result of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) implementations supported by Florida’s PBS: Project. Schools that implemented PBS with fidelity had 40 percent fewer office discipline referrals, in-school suspensions and out-of-school suspensions in comparison to schools that did not implement PBS with fidelity (Kincaid, 2007).

For more information, visit:

Florida Positive Behavior Support Project (FPBS)
http://flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu/

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
http://www.pbis.org

Math and Science

As similar research and development efforts continue to evolve in the areas of mathematics and science, we learn from these data how to proceed most efficiently.

For more information, visit:

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
http://www.fldoe.org/bii/

Florida Center for Research on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
http://www.fcrstem.org

School Improvement

As similar research and development efforts continue to evolve in the area of school improvement using Florida’s Differentiated Accountability Model, which integrates within the MTSS, we learn from these data how to proceed most efficiently.

For more information, visit:

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of School Improvement
http://search.fldoe.org/default.asp?cx=0126832450922603
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vement&sa=Search

Exceptional Student Education

The IDEA requires the use of evidence-based practices to ensure that all students receive appropriate instruction as a contingency requirement for eligibility for special education programs.

For more information, visit:

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
http://www.fldoe.org/ese/

Educator Recruitment, Development, and Retention

The most important factor in the achievement of our students is the effectiveness of the teachers and principals that serve them.

Florida Department of Education, Educator Quality
http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/