Student support teacher’s need data systems and structures to help with determining & monitoring students who need extra support. Support teachers often use screeners and speciality testing with some students, however they also need access to all student data in effort to support all students.
Data that they may look at range from languages/demographics, outside of school activities, SEL & student survey data, benchmark assessments, report card data, and input from various stakeholders (teachers, parents, students).
Questions for Student Support teams that certain data looks may answer:
How do we determine & monitor which students need extra support?
Are our students getting the right support?
How do we know our instructional practices, interventions and/or accommodations are meeting students' needs?
How can teams focus their conversations and work on supporting all students?
What additional supports, structures, or professional development are needed to ensure we can meet the needs of all students at ASIJ?
One of the best ways for student support teachers to look at data is to look at in tabular form with as many metrics as possible. When data is set up in a table we can sort by different metrics and identify students of need and find the right support. We also may notice students that are receiving support but share similar data that students that are not yet receiving support.