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1 School Based Support Teams SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT

2 General education teachers are teachers of all students. They are responsible for and expected to modify their instruction and curriculum to meet the needs of all learners Blue Book

3 Families know their children s strengths and interests better than we will ever know them.

4 School Based Support Team What is it? What is the purpose of the team? Who is on it? What do they do?

5 The School Based Support Team (SBST) provides support to teachers by recommending classroom based interventions for students who are struggling academically or behaviorally

6 It s first and foremost about good teaching Allows documentation of high quality instruction done by teachers with a student It is also about using resources wisely

7 SBST Membership Required Supplemental Psychologist (Chair) Speech Therapist Building Administrator or designee Occupational Therapist Parent Physical Therapist Instructional Coach General Education Teacher Teacher referring the student to the SBST Social Worker Behavior Specialist (upon request) Wrap-around providers (DSS, CPS, Community Agency personnel providing services) Reading Specialist

8 SBST Myths The best way to help struggling students is to provide extra services. Teachers already know how to teach literacy so when they think a student needs help it should come from a specialist. This student does not fit into the classroom, academically and/or behaviorally. All students who struggle should be evaluated for special education.

9 What is explicit, systematic, direct instruction? Focus on critical content Sequence skills logically Break down complex skills Organize focused lessons Begin with clear lesson goals Review prior knowledge Step-by-step instruction Clear and concise language Use examples and nonexamples Guide and support practice Require frequent responses Monitor student performance closely Immediate affirmative and corrective feedback Lesson is at a brisk pace Help students organize knowledge Distributed and cumulative practice Explicit Instruction by Archer and Hughes

10 Achievement Classroom Peers Struggling Student

11 Student Supports Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 1

12 Tiered Interventions Tier 1 Teacher uses Bag of Tricks Data Collection SBST Meets Re: changes in instruction Behavioral contract ISP developed Monitoring agreed upon Progress Monitoring SBST meets Tier 2 Develop Diagnostic Questions and Continue Assessment (F&P) Curriculum Based Assessment Timed Interval Analysis Running Reading Record Speech/Language Screening

13 Tier 3 Instructional Support Plan Reviewed at Appropriate Intervals Plan Reviewed (at Least Twice Before CSE) Design Referral Question: What do you Want to Know About the Student? Choose Assessment Measures that Answer Referral Question (Strength Based) Use Instructional Support Plan as a Basis for further Assessment

14 Important Shift Tier 1 Interventions are focused on classroom instruction, not on extra services. The SBST meeting outcome is an Instructional Support Plan (ISP)

15 Important Shift Tier 2 Interventions are focused on the progress monitoring of the Instructional Support Plan (ISP). The ISP is used to monitor progress and identify the need for deeper classroom interventions.

16 Important Shift Tier 3 occurs when the SBST has determined and documented that, even with explicit, systematic, direct instruction or behavioral interventions, the student continues to struggle. The SBST then requests that the principal make a referral for an evaluation.

17 Alack of scientifically-based instruction in reading, including the essential components of reading instruction cannot be the determinant factor for deciding whether the child is a child with a disability. IDEA

18 Requesting an Evaluation

19 Support for SBST New SBST Guide in September Training in September for all SBST Teams Support for Team development from PPS Team FBA/BIP Job Embedded PD in elementary buildings (Reviewing current FBA/BIP, train, return to review progress in two months

20 Questions?

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