Is my child eligible for Special Education?

Is My Child Eligible for Special Education

Referral and Identification / SST Process & Team Members

The Student Success Team is a group of people at the school who utilize a problem-solving approach in an attempt to help students to be more successful in school, at home, and in the community. The SST often includes the family, classroom teacher and principal. Student advisors, the resource teacher, speech and language specialist, school psychologist or mental health specialist, may also be present.

What is Response to Intervention
  • RTI is the practice of using high-quality instruction and behavior modifications matched to student need with frequent progress monitoring and formative evaluation to make important educational decisions.

RTI Multiple Tiers

  • RTI uses multiple tier models to create an efficient resource allocation mechanism.

Three Tier Model of RTI

  • Tier 3 – Intensive ( 5% of students should find these supports successful)
  • Tier 2 – Targeted (15% of students should find these supports successful)
  • Tier 1 – Universal (80% of students should find these supports successful)

(Lozano & Smith Special Ed. Legal Consortium Spring 2007) 

SST Process Meeting

A typical SST meeting lasts 30-45 minutes. There is a facilitator, a timekeeper and a recorder. It follows a structured format which includes:

  • Introductions
  • Explanations of the purpose of the meeting
  • Discussion of the student's strengths
  • Discussion of the concerns/issues
  • Summary of what actions will be taken, who is responsible for each action, what additional monitoring of the student is needed, and the date to be completed
  • Scheduling a follow-up SST meeting
  • You will receive a copy of the information discussed at the meeting.