ERIC Number: ED231099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher Support System: A Model for Referral, Intervention, Assessment and Placement Procedures for Regular and Special Education Students.
Monrovia Unified School District, CA.
A project was undertaken to develop a model for the referral, intervention, assessment, and appropriate placement of regular and special education students in one California school district. The district's existing system was rated according to effectiveness, supportiveness, efficiency, clarity, and flexibility. Results were used to develop the new model, which was pilot tested, revealing increases in efficiency, clarity, and flexibility. A final model, the Teacher Support System, was then introduced, which increased effectiveness by providing individual consultations and problem solving in child study team meetings. It was found that the effectiveness and supportiveness of the management system was rated according to the direct attention and assistance give to teachers requesting help; and that the effectiveness and supportiveness were dependent on such outside factors as the availability and quality of alternative classroom programs, resource personnel, and teacher training programs. Appended are two forms of the rating survey and the Teacher Support System Resource Guide which lists detailed procedures for referral, intervention, assessment, and placement. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Monrovia Unified School District, CA.