Problem Solving Process
As a District, we continually assess our students to identify growth and help identify skills that may still be difficult for a student. The steps of the problem-solving process include:
- When a child does not appear to be making adequate gains in skill areas, the teacher will start to provide additional instruction to that student in a small group or individually.
- If the child continues to demonstrate inadequate progress, the teacher may look to the Rtl (Response to intervention) team to determine if additional instruction, beyond what the teacher can provide during the day, is required.
- A teacher will notify a parent if (s)he is bringing a child up to the Problem Solving team.
- The Problem Solving team will determine what, if any, additional instruction needs to be provided, who will provide it, and when this instruction will be provided. All of this information will be shared with the parent(s).
- The student's progress will be closely monitored to determine if the intervention(s) are effective or if changes need to be made to the intervention(s) being provided. Progress monitoring informally assesses students at frequent intervals to determine growth toward specific goals.
At any time, the Problem Solving team may recommend a student to the student services department if they suspect that the child has a disability, if the child is not adequately responding to the interventions being provided, or those interventions which are found to be required for continued progression of skills are beyond what the general education program can provide long term.