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New sst chair training

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New sst chair training

  1. 1. New SST Chair Training August 23rd 8:00-10:00 – PLC North August 30th 8:00-10:00 – PLC South
  2. 2. Tiers – A Quick Review Teach standards with materials at different readability levels Fidelity of Instruction School-Wide Discipline Plan Differentiated Instruction Multiple Formative Assessments StandardsBased Instruction Tier 1 Universal Screening 80-100% of Students Flexible Grouping Tiered assignments and assessments Data Teams Re-teaching and remediation of Standards Positive Behavior Supports
  3. 3. Tier 2 Data Teams Targeted Intervention Strength Based Fidelity of Instruction Intervention 3-5 days of week for at-least 15 minutes Targeted Behavior Interventions 10-15% of Students 8 students or less in intervention group Targeted Intervention Skill Gaps Basic Skills Progress-Monitoring every other week
  4. 4. Response to Instruction and Intervention – and SST? • SST – Student Support Team – Small Part of RTI² - Less than 10% of students – SST Chair – facilitates process for students in Tier 3 for skill deficit intervention
  5. 5. Tier 3 SST Weekly Progress-Monitoring Intensive Intervention Strength Based 4 students or less in intervention group Basic Skills Fidelity of Instruction Intensive Intervention Skill Gaps Intensive Behavior Interventions Data Teams Less than 10% of students Intervention 4-5 days a week for approximately 30+ minutes
  6. 6. Tier 3 SST Driven Learning in Georgia • SST is a permanent commitment by the state of Georgia to federal district court as a result of Marshall vs. Georgia, 1984. • Prior to the lawsuit, special education testing was the only “strategy” for struggling students. • The SST’s original purpose was to prevent inappropriate referrals to Special Education.
  7. 7. Tier 4 5% or Less of Students Fidelity of Instruction Specially Designed Instruction
  8. 8. Student Support Team Process - - After Tier 2 interventions, teachers can request SST. SST Chair collects documentation, sends required forms to parents, schedule s meeting, facilitates meetings SST meetings – use problem-solving process Students participate in interventions 4-5 days a week for at least 30 minutes SST meets to monitor progress every 4-6 weeks
  9. 9. Required Documentation At Tier 2 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Documentation Form Language Checklist STAR/DIBELS/SRI/SOS Graphs Skills Inventory/Behavior Skills Inventory If student does not respond to interventions, SST is requested Teacher gives above documentation to SST Chairperson
  10. 10. RTI Documentation FormsFulton County Schools RTI Documentation Form Academic.docx New Language ChecklistsGrade 5 Language Checklist.pdf RTI Documentation FormsFulton County Schools Behavior Skills Inventory.docx Fulton County Schools Skills Inventory.docx
  11. 11. Tips - Required Documentation • Only accept complete files • Schedule SST meeting upon receipt of complete file • Record/Document each time incomplete file is given • Provide coaching to staff when file is missing information
  12. 12. SST Chairperson – Next Steps • Schedule SST Meeting – Discuss with administration – when are SST meetings to be scheduled? – Coverage? – Keep an organized schedule • Notify Staff Members – Who is on the team? – Staff notification method
  13. 13. Members of the Tier 3 SST Tier 3 SST meetings require the following: • A minimum of 3 school personnel in attendance, one of whom must be the student’s classroom/referring teacher for the subject area of concern. Other members who are recommended to attend include: • Tier 3 Chairperson (ES/MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 meetings • Curriculum Support Teacher (ES)– for all Tier 3 academic concerns • Assistant Principal (ES)– for all Tier 3 behavior concerns • Curriculum Assistant Principal (MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 academic concerns • Assistant Principal for the student (MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 discipline concerns • Other members may include principal, counselor, school psychologist, ESOL teacher, EIP/REP teacher, Special Education teacher, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, central office personnel, or other appropriate personnel. • Parents must be invited but are not required to attend.
  14. 14. SST Chairperson – Next Steps • Send Parent Documentation • SST Parent Notification Meeting (Initial) or SST Review Meeting Notification (Review/FollowUp) • Parent Consent for Hearing and Vision Screening • Parent Questionnaire • US Mail
  15. 15. RTI Documentation FormsParent Notification Letter - SST Initial Meeting.doc RTI Documentation FormsParent Notification Letter - Review Meeting Announcement SST.doc RTI Documentation FormsParent Consent for Vision and Hearing Screening.doc RTI Documentation FormsTier 3 SST Parent Questionnaire.doc
  16. 16. SST Chairperson – Next Steps • Upon receipt of Parent Consent for Hearing and Vision Screening – Hearing and Vision Screening form given to staff member responsible for screening • Varies by school - discuss process with administration FAIL PASS Pass Rescreen • Results valid for one year • Form stored in file Send Failure Letter
  17. 17. RTI Documentation FormsHearing and Vision Screening Form.doc Parent Notice of Hearing Screening Failure.doc Parent Notice of Vision Screening Failure.doc
  18. 18. Facilitating SST Meetings • Opening of meeting • Introductions • Purpose of Initial SST/Review • During meeting • SST Chairperson should facilitate the meeting and keep discussion focused on each step of the problem-solving process • Another SST member should record meeting minutes • At close of meeting • Schedule follow-up meeting • Print a copy of “Meeting Summary” for all participants
  19. 19. SST Meeting Use the Problem-Solving Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Identify Specific Concern Gather Information and Analyze Data Specify Instructional Objective Develop Educational and Monitoring Plan Monitor and Evaluate Progress
  20. 20. RTI Documentation FormsTier 3 SST Meeting Summary.doc
  21. 21. Meeting Summary • The Meeting Summary is NOT meeting Minutes • • • • Brief summary statements Key points Not meant to capture every word Parents cannot change or amend the document (can provide additional comments or dissenting statements)
  22. 22. Current Open Files • • • • Do an “inventory” Notify teachers Teachers review files Schedule in order of need, starting 4-6 weeks into school • SST is not RTI, RTI is not the new SST • SST is problem-solving, data-utilization, and research-based intervention monitoring for students who need intensive interventions.
  23. 23. Questions?
  24. 24. Your Questions STAR • STAR Academy dates and times • How long do assessments take on computer • When will teachers be able to use computer for monitoring • RTI Module for FultonConnect • Pilot Schools • Full Roll-Out
  25. 25. Model Schools – RTI • With table partners, discuss current practices and current implementation • Share out to group
  26. 26. Tier 2 Documentation • RTI Documentation form – completed by teacher at team meeting • Language Checklist – Follow directions for followup • Data-Collection • How long in Tier 2? • Sharing with feeder or transfer school?
  27. 27. Tier 3 Required Documentation FROM TEACHER – To start SST – – – – RTI Documentation Form Language Checklist Data Collection Behavior and/or Skills Inventory
  28. 28. THEN • Schedule Meeting • Send Parent Documentation • SST Parent Notification Meeting (Initial) or SST Review Meeting Notification (Review/Follow-Up) • Parent Consent for Hearing and Vision Screening • Parent Questionnaire • Screen Hearing and Vision when consent returned • Follow procedure for failures • Notify staff
  29. 29. Members of the Tier 3 SST Tier 3 SST meetings require the following: • A minimum of 3 school personnel in attendance, one of whom must be the student’s classroom/referring teacher for the subject area of concern. Other members who are recommended to attend include: • Tier 3 Chairperson (ES/MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 meetings • Curriculum Support Teacher (ES)– for all Tier 3 academic concerns • Assistant Principal (ES)– for all Tier 3 behavior concerns • Curriculum Assistant Principal (MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 academic concerns • Assistant Principal for the student (MS/HS) – for all Tier 3 discipline concerns • Other members may include principal, counselor, school psychologist, ESOL teacher, EIP/REP teacher, Special Education teacher, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, central office personnel, or other appropriate personnel. • Parents must be invited but are not required to attend.
  30. 30. Regarding Evaluations • IST and Psychologist • Involve in SST as much as feasable • Must attend if testing is being considered • Informed Consent • Given by IST or School Psychologist • Direct Parent Referrals • MUST still have meeting • MUST provide interventions if needed • MUST collect data • Evaluation does NOT equal eligibility • Private Evaluations • MUST still have meeting • MUST provide interventions if needed • MUST collect data • Evaluation does NOT equal eligibility
  31. 31. Intervention, Intervention, Intervention… • How do teachers find time for intervention in the high school setting? • How do we provide interventions when the school does not have an intervention block? Connections? Lunch? • How do we choose the right intervention? • Students with behavior problems • And no academic issues • Behavior interventions by Tier

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