ERIC Number: ED300983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Student Study Teams: A Resource Manual for Trainers and Implementors. Revised Edition.
Radius, Marcie, Comp.; Lesniak, Pat, Comp.
The Student Study Team (SST) is a school site team which involves parents, students, and teachers working together to assist regular education students who are not progressing satisfactorily. The SST model aims to increase positive outcomes for students; improve the quality and efficiency of meetings; and increase personal satisfaction levels for teachers, parents, and the student. Section I, "Introduction and Rationale," defines the Student Study Team and outlines its benefits. Section II, "Key Elements of the Model," describes participation by parents and students, roles of team members, and use of wall charts to record information discussed during meetings. Section III, "Bilingual/Bicultural Considerations," focuses on effective use of the SST process with language minority students, modifications necessary in team membership, and considerations regarding language minority parents. Section IV, "Trainers' Guide," provides information on the training model, negotiating with school district administrators, and roles of "District Linker" and "Coach," along with a school site checklist, sample script, and training goals. A section on implementation and evaluation outlines necessary functions for successful SST operations and provides survey forms and checklists for evaluating the SST's effectiveness. Master copies for 27 training handouts are included. Appended are resource lists, background articles, and sample forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Learning Problems, Limited English Speaking, Low Achievement, Meetings, Models, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, School Involvement, Student Problems, Teamwork, Training, Underachievement
Resources in Special Education, 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 05825 ($20.00, $22.50 with binder).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.