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​​​​​​​Support Team Education Plan (STEP) Program

​​​​​​​The Support Team Education Plan (STEP) Program is a collaborative process that brings together students, parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators to seek positive solutions based on a student's strengths and special needs to help that student benefit from his or her education and to facilitate participation in the Catholic school curriculum.  A synopsis of the program --  STEP Form 15 - STEP Handout for Parents​ -- is available for prospective and current parents.

Every school must appoint a Support Team Education Plan Coordinator (STEP coordinator),  who is the principal or principal's designee and is responsible for overseeing and directing the STEP Program.  In response to a student's needs, the STEP coordinator assembles a STEP Team, which consists of the parents/guardians, the classroom or homeroom teacher, the STEP coordinator, other school personnel as needed, and the student when appropriate. The STEP Team gathers information and data regarding the student from a variety of sources, including grade reports, standardized testing results, samples of class work, discipline records, questionnaires, interviews, psycho-educational reports, medical records, etc. to develop the student's STEP.​​  See, STEP Form 16 - STEP Form Summary Guide for Teachers and Administrators.

5-11-21


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