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ERIC Number: ED500327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Serving At-Risk Students. A Publication to Assist School Districts in the Development of Local Plans Required by the Iowa Standard for At-Risk Students
Iowa Department of Education
This guide presents the Iowa standard for developing a plan to provide at risk students with the additional help they need to succeed. The standard requires a linkage of local, state, and federal resources within each local education agency. The guide is divided into five sections: (I) Introduction; (II) Provisions for At-Risk Students--The Iowa Standard; (III) Diagram of the At-Risk Standard; (IV) Checklist to Guide Local Plans; and (V) Nine Components: Specific Ideas for Building Local Plans. These components include: (1) Strategies for Identification of At-Risk Students; (2) Special Instructional Support Services; (3) Coordination with Community-Based Support Services; (4) School-Based Support Services; (5) Appropriate Counseling Services; (6) Strategies for Engaging Parents; (7) Involvement of All School Personnel; (8) Compliance with Federal and State Nondiscrimination Legislation; and (9) Provisions for Monitoring Behavior, Social, and Academic Improvements. Appended to this document are funding; questions and answers; major educational equity legislation; and definition of terms. [This document was originally developed by: Dan Chavez, Joe Herrity, Maryellen Knowles, Carol Phillips, Ed Ranney, David Wright, Jan Huss, Richard Latch, Jan Olson, Sandy Schmitz, Mary Wiberg, Lee Crawford, Myril Harrison, Jim Clark, Jeff Grimes, Suzanne Secor Parker, Oliver Himley, Ray Morley, Tom Andersen, Bill Bean, Sherie Surbaugh, Becky Erickson, Tonya Cox, and Sharon Slezak.]
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa