Student improvement teams (SITs) are school-based teams that use a problem-solving process and the collective expertise of educators and families to assist students who are having difficulty, either academically or behaviorally. The role of the student improvement team is to facilitate a problem-solving process that results in the creation of a plan that will adequately address these academic or behavioral concern(s). Over the last decade, these teams have become instrumental in facilitating understanding of what is needed for any child to be successful in the educational setting.

In contrast to multidisciplinary teams, SIT teams use a systemic problem-solving process that fulfills state and federal requirements to intervene on behalf of students that are beginning to exhibit classroom problems but have not been identified as having an ...

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