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The Instructional Support Team (IST) Basic Information Booklet [microform] / Joseph F. Kovaleski
Bib ID 5689029
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Kovaleski, Joseph F
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
35 p. 
Summary

The Instructional Support Team (IST) Project of Pennsylvania identifies effective instructional approaches for students prior to referral for special education and helps support students with disabilities in regular classroom environments. Pennsylvania State Special Education Regulations and Standards require the IST process in schools that have grades K-6; all 501 school districts are expected to have IST in place by the 1997-98 school year. The IST program has been successful in decreasing the need for special education for students in the regular classroom; 1992-93 data revealed that schools using IST referred up to 46 percent fewer students for evaluation for special education than schools that had not yet undertaken the process. Schools using the IST process have also seen the number of students retained in grade reduced by as much as 272 percent. Finally, studies have demonstrated that schools with high levels of implementation produced better results for students' learning than schools with low levels of implementation. A brochure describing the IST program and five information sheets on special education placements, student retention, inclusion, essential school services, and staff development are included. (Contains 23 references.) (ND)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.

ERIC Note: For related IST documents, see SP 037 535-545.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Environment.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Grade Repetition.  |  Inclusive Schools.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Models.  |  Partnerships in Education.  |  Special Education.  |  Special Needs Students.  |  State Programs.  |  State Standards.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Team Training.  |  Teamwork.  |  Instructional Support  |  Pennsylvania
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania, East Petersburg
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