The Program

What is the Teacher Support Team Program?
The Teacher Support Team Program (TSTP) is a well-organized, school-wide model for planning and providing individualzed instruction, as well as monitoring student progress in 10-week increments throughout the school year.

How is the Teacher Support Team Program different?
The Teacher Support Team Program is different from the traditional and parallel systems of general education and special education found in schools today.

Why use the Teacher Support Team Program?
Rather than labeling or pulling special education children out of the regular classroom, the TSTP allows the classroom teacher to bring a variety of resources to bear on the education of all children.

How does the Teacher Support Team Program align with Response to Intervention (RtI)?
The TST is an effective service delivery approach for ensuring alignment with the RtI recommendations.

How does the Teacher Support Program align with the NCLB?
The Teacher Support Team Program meets and exceeds the requirements of key education reform initiatives:

How does the program align with Education YES!?
Education YES! seeks to hold schools to a high level of accountability for student academic performance, progress, and outcomes--and ties an accreditation system to school performance.

How does the program align with the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education?
The Commission, created October 2, 2001 by President George W. Bush, was charged with finding ways to strengthen education to children with disabilities.

What is the Teacher Support Team Program's philosophical background?
This program is based on the premise that good reading skills are imperative to learning. Each student must master skills that are prerequisites to reading before he/she will be a successful reader and learner.

Who participates in the Teacher Support Team Program?
The Teacher Support Team is comprised of a group of individuals with disciplinary expertise in one or more areas that support teaching and learning.

What screening tools are used?
The Teacher Support Team Program uses screening tools for school-wide screening. Together these instruments provide time-efficient and effective tools for developing identification of the skill level and development of skill training prescriptions for each student.

What training are participating schools receiving?