The intervention process continues to be considered a “last resort” for students and a stepping stone for entry into special education INSTEAD OF A PREVENTION MEASURE FOR KEEPING STUDENTS IN THE REGULAR EDUCATION CLASSROOM.
There are many reasons why students have learning and behavioral difficulties in school other than a disability identified under special education.
IDEA has, as part of the law, “ rule outs” such as low socio-economic factors, lack of motivation and a lack of opportunity to learn.
These “rule outs” were to be employed as reasons not to identify a child as a child with a disability, however they have not been utilized effectively.
Teacher Support Teams (TST)
Referred to as Teacher Support Teams (TST) in the State School Board Policy
Known as TST in the Lowndes County School District
To pass high stakes testing, research has shown that students must be in the regular education curriculum from age five (5).
He who is apt to teach is acquainted, not only with the common methods for common minds but with peculiar methods for pupils of peculiar dispositions and temperaments; and he is acquainted with the principles of all methods whereby he can vary his plan according to any difference of circumstances. Horace Mann