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Instructional Intervention Teams

Instructional Intervention Teams (IITs) throughout Howard County work with teachers to improve student outcomes using the case management model for problem solving.

Purpose

IITs provide a structured process for supporting teachers in addressing students’ academic, and/or behavioral needs. IITs work in conjunction with academic and behavior data discussions. The team is accessed when staff cannot identify what a student or group of students needs to be successful. IITs promote collaboration and professional development among staff. Targeted supports are offered to address student needs.

Goals

  1. Students acquire the skills needed to achieve at least grade level outcomes and/or to display appropriate positive behavior.
  2. Teachers grow in their professional practice to better meet students’ needs.

Alignment with HCPSS Goals

  • IITs support Goal 1 by promoting academic excellence and appropriate positive behavior for all students.
  • IITs support Goal 2 by supporting staff and promoting their success.

Who Belongs to Instructional Intervention Teams (IITs)?

Administrators, educators, student services personnel and other resource staff in elementary and middle schools.

How does the process work?

Individual team members (case managers) collaboratively problem-solve with teachers who have requested assistance. Together they explore the student’s instructional match and ensure that the student is being provided an appropriate level of challenge. Interventions are then developed, implemented and evaluated.

If you have questions about IIT or suspect that your child would benefit from the problem-solving process, please contact your child’s teacher or the school psychologist at your child’s school. Obtain additional information about IIT by contacting Dr. Kate Cramer at 410-313-5677 or at kate_cramer@hcpss.org.