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ERIC Number: ED514374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Are the Characteristics, Qualifications, Roles, and Functions of School Support Teams? An Examination of Survey Results for Four Northwest Region States. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2010-No. 095
Davis, Deborah; Krasnoff, Basha; Ishimaru, Ann; Sage, Nicole
Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002) requires state education agencies to assist chronically low-performing schools and districts by providing statewide systems of intensive and sustained support. One element of this support is the deployment of school support teams that work as external facilitators of improvement in schools and districts designated as in need of improvement. Across states, the basic roles of school support team members are comparable, but titles, qualifications, and functions vary. While existing research describes statewide systems of support and school support team structures, it does not provide information about individuals who serve on the teams. An early case study examined the role of experienced educators who were contracted to help build capacity for change, but it gave no insight into their functions. There has been little study of school support team members as currently deployed in schools and districts across the Northwest Region. This study expands on the current literature by focusing on school support team member characteristics, qualifications, roles, and functions in four Northwest Region states: Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. This study finds that team members in four Northwest regions states share many characteristics and qualifications and work primarily in schools, meeting with administrators on school improvement planning and implementation. Team members differ in time spent on the activities that support these functions. [For the full report, see ED514375.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Montana; Oregon; Washington; Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Funded: Yes