This study investigated the perceived factors that enabled an Alabama School Assistance Team (ASAT) to be effective in helping improve a low performing school.  A case study was conducted with the ASATs and the Local Education Agency (LEA) site they served.  Data were collected from interviews, documents and observations.  The perceptions explored in this study were those of the ASAT Leaders, Team Members, LEA personnel, and community members.  Findings indicate that the most prominent factor in enabling the ASAT to be successful was consistent, effective leadership.  Other important perceived facilitating factors included the relational skills/personalities of ASAT personnel and their commitment and dedication. FULL MANUSCRIPT ATTACHED BELOW IN PDF AND AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: