The Student Assistance Team (SAT), Valerie Ciskowski - Coggle Diagram
The Student Assistance Team (SAT)
A CAP or ICEP is written based upon testing results if applicable.
If needed, parent meetings are arranged to discuss recommendations.
The teacher implements the strategies and documents the results.
SAT meets to discuss the outcomes.
The resource teacher or counselor completes a formal observation.
The SAT meets to review the case and discuss possible interventions.
The resource teacher completes the summary form of the TRA.
A teacher observes concerning behavior and completes a
Teacher Request for Assistance (TRA)
and delivers it to the Facilitator.
What behaviors do teachers use to identify struggling students?
Students are leaving the classroom often.
Students are disengaged with the material and/or peers.
Students do not complete all classwork, or they complete it very slowly.
Students are fidgeting or moving a lot.
Students have little self control.
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What is SAT?
Student Assistance Team
is the intervention mechanism for struggling students used by all schools within the Archdiocese of Washington.
SAT is a group of teachers and administrators that gather to discuss students with special needs or students who are not progressing as expected.
Strategies can be discussed to help individual students as well as recommendations for evaluations of other students.
Who is on the team?
A specialist (resource teacher, counselor, nurse, reading teacher)
One or more classroom teachers
Benefits of SAT
High collaboration among faculty and staff.
The process is efficient, it should take 15-20 per student.
Records for each student are held.
Gives the opportunity to reflect on teaching styles, classroom arrangements, use of materials, parent communication, and classroom management techniques.
A wide variety of student needs get addressed, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems, parental illness, english acquisition, or problems at home.
The teacher doesn't have to make decisions on her own, she has a whole team helping to make a plan to best educate their students.
Teacher could be told to maintain current interventions or try new methods, and to document the outcomes.
A member of the faculty can be asked to observe a child, speak to the child, or speak to the current or previous teacher.
Parents can be contacted to follow up on the evaluation.
An intervention plan could be developed for a student with documentation of a special need to arrange accommodations.
ADW Special Education Website