District of Columbia State Improvement Grant: Finding the Keys to Student Success!

Student Support Teams Overview

Welcome to the 2006-2007 academic year! This year promises to be exciting as we work together to improve outcomes for all students in the District of Columbia. As we begin our work together this year, please remember that your school based Student Support Team (SST) provides assistance to staff as they work with students who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally. The SST will be even more important this year as we work to improve results on the DC-CAS and as many DC schools implement the new collaborative planning process. The SST process complements these priorities well as it enables school personnel to use a collaborative problem-solving process to discuss the needs of individual and/or groups of students. The SST is a data-driven process that serves as an intervention/prevention system to help students before they fail.

We are excited about the new school year and continuing our work on the implementation of SSTs. Please check this section of the web site frequently for new and/or updated information on the SST process. This year your schools will receive: revised SST manuals and forms, additional Pre-referral Intervention Manuals; and an updated directory of community resources. This year training on SST implementation and evidence-based intervention strategies will be provided twice per month. Topics and training dates will be posted on this web site under “events”.

If you have any questions about the SST process, please contact the State Improvement Grant Office at 202-442-5539 or email Stephanie.Garnett@k12.dc.us