ERIC Number: ED412254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Assessment of Level of Implementation of the Essential Elements of the IST Process.
Kovaleski, Joseph F.
This instrument is designed to help school administrators assess the level of implementation of the essential elements of the Instructional Support Teams (IST) process in Pennsylvania. The instrument is a rating sheet, or checklist, on which the presence and absence of components of the IST process are noted. The number of features in place is summed and used to make up a score of implementation level. The first section of the rating sheet is an assessment of the presence of training features, beginning with the action plan for IST and the training of the principal and support teacher. The final item in the rating of training implementation is that the school has provided overviews of IST to all faculty, with emphasis on those who regularly participate in IST activities. The second section deals with implementation features, beginning with the composition of the IST and the assignment of personnel. Student identification is to be examined, and assessment philosophy and techniques are questioned. Aspects of interventions are listed, and whether or not students are referred for multidisciplinary evaluation is questioned. The totals for training and IST implementation are added for an implementation score for the school. Following the steps of the checklist should ensure conformity to IST guidelines. (SLD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania