U.S. Department of Education. (2016). Issue Brief: Student Support Teams. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service.
The brief describes the use of student support teams as a dropout prevention strategy based on a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 U.S. public high schools. Teams include a group of high school staff dedicated to identifying and supporting students who exhibit academic and behavioral problems by providing early systematic assistance to students and to connect them to appropriate interventions and supports. Student support teams can be used to provide support to specific students who are struggling in school, or they can be implemented as a schoolwide strategy for all students.