Student support teams in the public high school

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Amanda Frazier Hobbs (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
John Rice

Abstract: Currently, national, state, and local institutions strive to promote the success of subgroups of learners. This close attention to specific student characteristics emphasizes individual needs rather than a single educational program for all students. Education administrators and classroom educators must make themselves aware of factors that lead to and perpetuate discrepancies among the successes of learners, as well as any intervention strategies that may compensate for issues that are prevalent at a local site. This study considers the history of education that poses today’s dilemma of serving all students by addressing individual needs. It also explores the organization within local schools, Student Support Team, that is capable of brokering appropriate services for students at the site. The thesis examines the data generated from interviews and articles to determine the most effective components of several models. The thesis proposes a program design blending these characteristics and the requirements of No Child Left Behind legislation as well as an evaluation instrument for the program.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of School Administration
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Academic achievement--United States, Educational accountability--United States, High school students--United States, School improvement programs--United States, School support teams--United States, United States. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Subjects
United States. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
High school students -- United States
Academic achievement -- United States
Educational accountability -- United States
School support teams -- United States
School improvement programs -- United States