At the Rivendell Elementary Schools we utilize an Educational Support Team (EST) approach to supporting students who need additional support to learn at their best. These supports look closely at a student’s academic progress and/or school behavior. Parent participation in this process is critical and parents/guardians will be asked for input and kept in the loop regarding additional supports that their student may be receiving. Initially, supports are put in place at the classroom level and are monitored for efficacy. These might include a home-school journal or a positive behavior point system that rewards expected behavior and classwork completion. Student progress with these supports is monitored and adjusted as needed to support student learning. If additional supports are indicated, they may include having a student work with one of our school’ academic interventionist, guidance counselor or the school student support specialist. The EST model is part of a collaborative approach to supporting student achievement. It promotes effective instructional practices and helps make the purposeful use of student learning data central to informing school instructional decisions.