Students who are having behavior and/or academic difficulties should be given a real opportunity to progress before being considered for special education or 504 services. The intent of this process is to utilize a team approach to problem solve the difficulty(ies) and then provide needed supports and/or interventions to teachers and students in order to allow every chance to progress in the area(s) that are of concern. It is important to utilize a team approach for students, to use research-based interventions, and to monitor progress.
The purpose of providing screening/interventions is to build student success and hopefully prevent the need for special education (or 504). For 504 and for many categories of special education, the student cannot be considered for placement without the process described in this section.
RE 1 Form
RE 2 Form
Note: See the LEP section, ADD/ADHD section, and APD section for specific information regarding SSMT procedures for those students.