• How does IST work?



    The IST process involves three steps:

    1. Identifying a student's need for academic or behavioral support
    2. Determining the strategies needed to assist the student
    3. Implementing intervention strategies through a continuum of services
    After reviewing the student's academic, behavioral, and/or coping skills, the IST recommends specific goals and intervention strategies to be implemented to help the student achieve success in the regular classroom.  The team determines what support is needed for the student to maintain a level of success in the classroom.  The goals and strategies are evaluated by the team after a predetermined amount of time.  If the student's teacher reports a positive change, the strategies may be continued or the student may exit the IST process if goals are met.  If there is little or no progress, the intervention strategies may be reevaluated and the IST process continued.  Or, the student may be referred for a screening by the school psychologist or multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE), which may recommend special education services.


Last Modified on October 13, 2019