ERIC Number: ED368050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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Attacking Underachievement through the Pupil Assistance Committee.
Melville, Thomas J., Jr.
The Ramsey School District (New Jersey) educates approximately 2,200 students, 90 percent of which continue on to a post-high school education. However, in the last few years Melville has noticed a decline in student achievement. Following the New Jersey State Department of Education adoption of Code 6:26, Public Assistance Committees, the district enacted a Pupil Assistance Committee to identify students who are in trouble, and to set up an intervention program for the student to decrease the chance of that student needing special education. The Pupil Assistance Committee has a three-member minimum and must include a principal or staff member who has the authority of the principal, a teacher, and a school staff member. The Pupil Assistance Committee is designed to help students through support and guidance to the teachers instructing them, delivering an intervention service to the student, and actively involving the parent. After a student has been referred to the committee through a teacher referral form, the student is evaluated and discussed, and a Pupil Assistance Plan is devised. Appended are the variables involved in evaluation of the student, the expected result of the variable, and findings. (KDP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Pupil Assistance Committees; Ramsey Borough School District NJ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (New Orleans, LA, February 1994).