Before a referral for special education evaluation is considered, the Student Support Team has the responsibility for addressing concerns about a student. While technically not a special education process, SSTs have a huge impact on student achievement, and the data gathered through the process is key to making decisions about what a student needs to be successful. The articles, resources, and other links here are designed to help member schools develop strong SST processes.
The Goal of Student Support Teams outlines the SST process in theory and reality.
Student Support Teams: Making it Simple... this article from the Co-operative’s member newsletter outlines the steps for designing a strong SST.
Forms and Resources for SST
Essential Components of RtI: A Closer Look at Response to Intervention, from the National Center on Response to Intervention, provides a definition of RTI, reviews essential RTI components, and responds to frequently asked questions.
Intervention Central has a host of information about response to intervention. Check out the academic and behavioral resources for step by step instructions on how to implement specific intervention strategies in the classroom.
The goal of What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is to be a resource for informed education decision making. The WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and free reports on the WWC website.
And for parents – A Parent Guide to Response to Intervention from LD.org