ERIC Number: ED322467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Establishing Student Study Teams and Inter-Team Cooperation To Plan Interventions for At-Risk Students.
Cole, James W.
Student Study Teams were established at the middle and junior high school levels to address the needs of at-risk students not being served by special education programs. Also, communication and cooperation between existing Student Study Teams (SST) and other referral teams had been lacking and needed to be improved. The goals were to strengthen regular education's ability to assist at-risk students and develop an awareness of the inter-team referral process within the schools and with community agencies. School principals (N=9) responding to a survey indicated they would support the teams. In 9 of 10 schools, SSTs were functioning or being established. An inservice was conducted for the schools' SST chairpersons on the purpose, function, and maintenance of the teams. Those SSTs established early had a significant increase in referrals of at-risk students. Inter-team cooperation was enhanced by sharing information about the three different referral teams at team meetings and faculty meetings. Inter-team cooperation with the county assessment team was furthered by a district-wide distribution of a poster explaining the purpose of the Youth Service Bureau Assessment Team. A handbook was published which outlined possible reasons for referral, the problem-solving process, the benefits, and the referral process and follow-up. Student Study Team reaction sheet, school psychologists survey, and team leaders questionnaire are appended. (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.