Intervention Support Team Process
The Intervention Support Team (IST) is a process to help and support students who are struggling academically or behaviorally in the classroom. This process may seem long, however, it was developed to rule out any reasons why a student may not be making progress in the classroom. As educators, we all want to do EVERYTHING to ensure our students are successful. The teachers at Philo-Hill are hardworking and dedicated--the IST process just requires you to document that hard work. So here is how you get started:
Step One: The process starts with a parent-teacher meeting discussing concerns and interventions that can be put in place to help the student be successful. These new interventions should be tried in the classroom for 4-6 weeks and data should be collected. This meeting can be documented on the Parent Teacher Conference form.
After the 4-6-week period, another parent/teacher should be held to discuss progress if any. If progress has been made, it can be documented on the Parent Teacher Conference form and filed in the Student's cumulative file. If progress has not been made, the teachers should have the parent sign the Parent Notification for Screenings and continue to step two. Parent Notification for Screenings in Spanish
Step two: If the student has not made progress after the teacher has provided and documented several interventions in the classroom, the teacher can go to any resource person in the school building to ask for additional input. Resource people can be other teachers on the same grade level, the Asst. Principal, EC teacher, Speech Teacher, the Psychologist, the School Counselor, ESL team, etc. New interventions should be discussed for the student and tried for another 4-6 weeks. This should be documented on the Collaborative Conference form.
After the 4-6-week period, another Collaborative Conference should be held to discuss progress if any. If progress has been made, it can be documented on the Collaborative Conference form and filed in the Student's cumulative file. If progress has not been made, continue to step three.
Step three: If the student has not made progress after step one and step two's documented interventions, then the teacher should turn in both forms to the IST Chair to progress to the formal IST process. A meeting with the IST team will be scheduled and new interventions discussed.
An overview of the process can be referenced in English and in Spanish for teachers or parents.