ERIC Number: ED328858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Intervention Assistance Team Models. Sharing the Responsibility for Success.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This publication outlines the ways in which elementary school educators from seven Ohio school districts implemented intervention assistance teams (IATs) as a way to provide the best possible education for their students. The purpose of the IATs is to provide educators with an additional vehicle for addressing the learning needs of at-risk students and youth. The seven Ohio models presented in this document can be adapted according to local needs and demographic considerations, and have been found to be useful in addressing specific problems relating to high student retention or dropout rates and low student achievement; in securing greater parent involvement; in promoting the principal's role as instructional leader; and in responding to special educational needs, including effective mainstreaming of handicapped students into regular classes. Each model is presented in four sections: (1) introduction and background; (2) the service-delivery model, which describes the program, the staff, and the forms and procedures used for student assessment and program selection; (3) characteristics of the IAT leader (or principal) who is responsible for the IAT and who has specific duties that must be performed as IAT leader; and (4) other considerations, such as the impact on the students. The document notes that the operational teams that evolve under the principal's active leadership will respond to the individual needs of nonhandicapped and at-risk students. It is concluded that intervention assistance teams, regardless of the specific model on which they are based, allow school personnel to share the responsibility for providing an educational environment that allows each child to benefit from his or her educational program. A list of contact persons is appended. (BHK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Models, Principals, School Administration, School Holding Power, Student Needs, Teachers
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Elementary & Secondary Education, 65 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43266-0308.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers: Intervention Assistance Teams; Ohio