The USAPT is designed to measure two main areas of support within school buildings/programs.
1. Foundational supports, processes and relationships are necessary to have established before implementing specific educational supports for students. It is essential for schools to have effective team processes, guiding principles, and a commitment to working with families established before attempting to improve other support systems. If these three systems are not in place, then even the best efforts to improve other areas will yield limited success.
2. Specific strategies to help students with intensive learning and behavior needs to function independently and develop appropriate social behavior.