The Florida Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention Model: Implementing a Statewide Initiative

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The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) approved and funded ($1.2 million/year) a 5-year project in spring, 2006, to implement the problemsolving/ response-to-intervention (PSM/RTI) model throughout the state. The project was awarded to the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida. However, building the infrastructure necessary to implement the PSM/RTI model actually began in 1991, and the state systematically built capacity to support the implementation of this model. This chapter describes how the state built capacity to implement the PSM/RTI model, the three-stage implementation process, the training model, the implementation plan and the evaluation protocol.

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Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention, p. 378-395.