ERIC Number: ED387882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Solving Student Problems with the IAT: A Primer for the Principal.
House, Jess E.
The typical school system lacks an adequate support system for helping teachers resolve student problems. This paper describes one organizational innovation, the intervention assistance team (IAT), which is a formal group of teachers and other educational personnel who meet at the building level to recommend solutions to specific instructional problems. Guidelines are offered for team composition, the referral procedure, and scheduling. The team provides the following benefits: (1) a means for the school district to meet Ohio's accountability standards; (2) timely intervention for students; (3) a means for meeting the state requirement for identifying handicapped children; (4) support and staff-development opportunities to teachers and principals; (5) participative decision-making opportunities; and (6) opportunities for enhancing the principal's instructional-leadership role. A checklist of questions to consider prior to adoption and a list of guidelines for conducting IAT meetings are included. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A