Problem Solving Support Team
Having a strong Problem Solving Support Team can help a school implement the MTSS framework effectively. A strong team can also help educators understand how data-based decision making works. Team members can consult with teachers during all stages of the problem solving process and provide an objective way to identify a plan for an individual student and evaluate whether a plan is effective in helping the student (Effective Problem Solving Teams, Arañas 2016).
The Purpose of the Problem Solving Support Team is to...
- Identify students needing additional support (academic, behavioral, social emotional)
- Determine the specific learning needs of each student
- Identify the potential cause(s) of the students’ struggles in Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III
- Design student support plans with goals and action items
- Determine the most appropriate intervention(s) to address the student’s needs
- Monitor the ongoing effectiveness of the interventions and action plans
- Revise the students’ intervention(s) when they are not achieving the desired outcomes
- Support staff in implementation of interventions and support
- Determine when a special education evaluation is appropriate