A Guide to Eight-Step Planning and Problem Solving USDOE


Reform Support Network

Publication 2014

Over the past several years, Florida has made efforts to move toward a decision-making process that is based on student needs — a change that has required system-level planning and problem-solving. To support teams in identifying goals and problems — and self-analyzing to resolve issues — the State drew from research-based problem-solving models and established this eight-step framework. Much of the process involves brainstorming potential barriers to agreed-upon goals and devising strategies to eliminate or mitigate priority barriers.

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