Student Study Team
The Student Study Team is a forum to discuss student learning and achievement, and any factors that might affect the academic, social, emotional growth or physical health of a student. It provides an opportunity to identify issues and brainstorm potential solutions in an effort to help each student achieve his or her potential.
Although members of the team may vary, it usually consists of the principal, a parent, nurse, Education Specialist, and a district counselor. If there is an expressive/receptive language concern, the Speech Language Pathologist may also attend. A school psychologist may also be present to offer suggestions or possible interventions. Parents are valuable members of the team, and can share pertinent history, strengths and concerns about their child.
Possible outcomes might include:
- Better understanding of the student and his or her needs.
- Implementation of one or more interventions, such as modification of assignments, additional instruction, referral to special education or to a community agency.
Anyone working with a student may request a Student Study Team meeting, including a parent. Concerned parents should conference with the child's teacher or principal.