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Planning and Implementation Resources
Integrated Student Services in Schools: Action Guide — Developed by the Student Support Services Project, this guide has been designed to assist student services professionals as they increase the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development and success of students within a multi-tiered system of supports.
Implementing the Florida Standards: Role of Student Services Personnel Action Brief (PDF Download) — The purpose of this Action Brief is to clarify the role of student services personnel in implementing the Florida Standards, inspiring dialogue among professionals sharing the responsibility for successful standards implementation and mobilizing local planning efforts to support the work of teachers and administrators in this implementation.
Guiding Tools for Instructional Problem Solving - Revised (GTIPS-R)Web-Based Resource or Downloadable Version — is a "how-to" manual for district and school teams engaged in the systematic planning/problem-solving process to improve student outcomes.
MTSS Implementation Components: Ensuring common language and understanding (PDF Download) — This resource has been jointly developed by the FLPBS: MTSS and FL PS/RtI Projects in order to help support alignment of common language and common understanding regarding MTSS/RtI. The document is intended to assist district and school teams in developing the common language and common understanding critical for implementing an integrated, singular system meeting the needs of all students.
RtI-Based SLD Identification Toolkit — The RtI Action Network has developed (in partnership with CASE, NASDSE, and NASP) this online toolkit. It is a detailed resource that summarizes what the law requires and provides a clear vision of best practice related to an RTI-based SLD Identification process.
What Is Special about Special Education? Specially Designed Instruction for Students with Disabilities within a Multi-tiered System of Supports (PDF Download)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.

State and National Resources: MTSS, Problem Solving, and RtI
Florida’s Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida. In addition to other invaluable resources, the project has developed a number of current, to-the-point MTSS Fact Sheets. This page is regularly updated as more Fact Sheets are listed when they become available, and existing Fact Sheets are revised as necessary.
Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Supports website from the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.
Florida’s Response to Intervention for Behavior (RtI:B) Database — Funded by the Department of Education, Florida’s RtI:B database gives districts and schools an easier way to analyze their behavior data.
RtI Action Network website is an online guide to essential information about implementing Response to Intervention (RTI). The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has developed this comprehensive site to help facilitate and support the development, replication, scalability, and sustainability of RTI to improve educational outcomes for all students.
Parent Resources for MTSS
Parent Guide to Multi-Tiered System of Supports — This brochure provides an overview of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports and answers common questions parents often have about. This information is appropriate to share with all parents of students in Florida schools. Districts and schools may want to add local contact information on the brochures. For assistance with adding local contact information, contact Marsha Studdard at studdard@usf.edu.
Parent Information for Students Receiving Intensive Interventions — This brochure provides information to parents of students receiving intensive interventions. Districts and schools may want to add local contact information on the brochures. For assistance with adding local contact information, contact Marsha Studdard at studdard@usf.edu.