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Teaching teams--Iowa; School improvement programs--Iowa; School improvement programs; Teaching teams; Iowa; Academic theses;


Systematic data collection and case documentation are vital components in the consultative problem solving process. Carefully documented and easily understood data allow problem solving teams to make informed decisions about intervention development and implementation, as well as future programming for struggling students. The Instructional Consultation (IC) Team Model was developed as an organized and efficient process for conducting pre-referral problem solving (Rosenfield, 1987). The present research explores the relationship between processes and/or procedures as prescribed by the IC Team Model and student outcomes. Processes utilized by problem solving teams following the IC Team Model and other models of problem solving are compared. The results of this study demonstrated that IC teams implement more of the critical steps in the problem solving process than non-IC teams. Teams that meet more frequently and teams that have specific steps for collecting and recording data are more likely to continue interventions rather than terminate because of success or IEP consideration.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Charlotte M. Haselhuhn


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