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Florida Educators’ Guide to Supporting Intervention Across All Grade Levels

Florida Educators’ Guide to Supporting Intervention Across All Grade Levels

Even with organized and detailed planning and instruction, there will always be a need for intervention. Meticulous lesson planning and thoughtfully executed instruction are still a must, but having a plan in place to support students when they need it can mean the difference between quick and effective remediation and students falling further behind.

To help you prepare your intervention strategy, here’s a curated list of our best intervention-focused resources to provide guidance no matter what grade or subject you teach.

Tiered Intervention

In Florida, MTSS or a multi-tiered system of support is used across all K–12 public education for intervention to ensure college and career readiness for all students, and is the state’s primary strategy to close identified student achievement gaps. MTSS utilizes a systematic problem-solving model to analyze multiple pieces of data to determine how all students are responding to instruction, layering in both academic and behavioral supports. As a reminder, here’s a tiered breakdown of how MTSS works to support all students.

The blog posts, workbooks, and how-to guides in this section will help you set up and refine your MTSS program.

5 Best Practices for Your Intervention Program

Modeled on Tennessee’s RTI2 initiative, this blog post discusses five best practices to support any tiered intervention program.

Tiered Intervention: Supporting Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Students with Proven Programs

Use this post to learn what elements to look for in an online program to support tiered intervention.

6 Top Tips for Effective Intervention Programs

This post identifies tips that can help any intervention program run smoothly.

ESSA, Accountability, and Personalized Learning: Implementing Response to Intervention at the High School Level

Tiered intervention isn’t just for younger students; learn how to use RTI with high school students in this post.

Formative Assessment Workbook

Effective formative assessment is the backbone of any tiered intervention program. Use this workbook to plan, implement, and refine high-quality formative assessment strategies.

Personalized Learning Plans How-To Guide

When learning is personalized for each student, intervention is built into the process. Use this guide to create personalized learning plans for all students.

Supporting Exceptional Children

According to data collected by Florida Department of Education, the number of Florida students with disabilities receiving services during the 2018-2019 school year exceeded 577,000. Additionally, when looking at services provided on a national scale, inclusion practices continue to be on the rise, meaning more than 60 percent of special education students spend more than 80 percent of their instructional time in the mainstream classroom. Therefore, it’s important for all educators to know best practices to help special education students succeed.

Check out the blog posts below for insight into current special education topics and strategies for supporting special education students in the classroom.

Five Current Trending Issues in Special Education

This blog post dives deeply into five issues that are currently trending in the world of special education.

How Teachers Can Support Students with Dyslexia in the Elementary Classroom

Once a student is identified as dyslexic, what’s next? This post identifies six best practices for supporting dyslexic students in the classroom.

Special Education Screening: Assessments Educators Might Not (But Should) Be Familiar With

This post discusses assessments that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in students with special needs.

[Special Populations] Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students in the Classroom

Special education and gifted are not mutually exclusive terms. This post describes how to support students who fall into both categories.

Supporting Advanced Learners

With a significant focus of Florida’s ESSA accountability measures on increasing overall academic achievement by six percentage points in each subject area and closing the achievement gap by one-third for every sub-group in every subject area by 2020, it’s critical that ALL students make gains. But, with so much time and effort allocated to helping struggling learners, advanced students may not get the attention they need to excel.

Review the blog posts below for ideas you can use to help your advanced learners reach their full potential.

Classroom Strategies to Support Advanced Learners at All Grade Levels

Intervention isn’t just for struggling learners. Utilize these resources to help advanced learners continue to grow their skills.

An Introduction to Enrichment and Supportive Classroom Strategies

This post explains what exactly enrichment is and provides ideas for how to start an enrichment plan.

Bright vs. Gifted: Differentiating Your Enrichment Plan

This blog post will help you understand the difference between bright students and gifted students so that you optimize your enrichment plan for all advanced students.

Looking for more resources on intervention to support your students? Check out the intervention tag on our blog for our full collection of posts!