ERIC Number: ED461618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Key Elements of a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Model of IST.
Kovaleski, Joseph F.
This guide outlines the key elements of a full time equivalent (FTE) instructional support model, and provides suggestions for its effective implementation. Support teachers in the Instructional Support Team (IST) Program perform a variety of functions, including conducting instructional assessments, classroom observations, data collection, development of behavior management plans, and outreach with parents and other groups. Some schools, rather than appointing a full-time support teacher, have opted to designate existing staff to conduct the required activities. The FTE model requires strong administrative support from the principal to ensure that these activities are considered a priority. Each staff member performing part of the FTE functions must have sufficient and clearly designated time to carry out these functions, and each should be trained in all aspects of instructional support. Schools using the FTE model must determine how the IST process will be coordinated, with emphasis on accomplishing defined functions rather than on rigidly defined roles. Finally, schools need to consider methods to make other staff available to the FTEs when they are conducting instructional support activities. (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania, East Petersburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania