Instructional Support Team (IST)
We all succeed when we work together!
What it IST? The Instructional Support Team process is designed to identify students who are experiencing academic difficulties. The I.S.T. process provides students with the support necessary to experience success.
How does it work? Once a teacher requests I.S.T. assistance, the team will meet to do the following:
If the Instructional Support Team reports progress, the student may exit the program. If a student’s needs cannot be met in a regular classroom, the child is then referred for further evaluation and assistance.
Who is on the team? The team includes the following individuals:
Other school staff members may also serve on the team, depending on the student’s needs. These could include other teachers, reading recovery teacher, Title I teacher, intervention teacher, speech therapist, guidance counselor, psychologist, and/or nurse.
Instructional Support Teacher