Support Team for At Risk Students (STARS)


The Fall River School District is dedicated to supporting all students.  Therefore they have created a Support Team for At Risk Students (STARS).  This team is responsible for working collaboratively to provide solutions for students who are struggling.  Potential team members include the Learning Support Teacher, Classroom Teacher(s), Principal, School Psychologist, School Counselor, Parent, Paraprofessionals, and the Special Education Director.

First Steps- Grade Level Collaboration Team

  • Referral Form 
  • Parent Contact
  • Prepare for Discussion
    • Academic/Behavior Problems you are seeing
  • Academic/Social Strengths
  • Explain Accommodations, Modifications, Differentiation you have tried
  • Explain Interventions that have been tried
  • Estimate level of independence
  • Any other pertinent information


Meeting Agenda- STARS

  • Purpose of Meeting
  • Identification of problem
  • Data Review
  • Questions/Brainstorming
  • Action Plan


Action Plan- Learning Support Teacher

  • Determine Targeted Area of Deficit
  • Gather Baseline Data
  • Determine Appropriate Rate of Improvement
  • Design Intervention plan
  • Plan Progress Monitoring
  • Inform Parent
  • 2 Week Checks with Interventionist
  • Plan 4 week check-in meeting
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