Count Down to PASS/HSAP
As the spring testing session swings into full operation, please be sure to use the resources available to you to make appropriate decisions for your students with disabilities relating to their participation in state-wide and district-wide. Those resources can be found on the main special education webpage. Additionally, a quick reference guide was developed in 2009 to assist teachers. You can quick link to this here.
Additionally, if your students require accommodations, please be sure that when you develop your IEPs the appropriate corresponding “type” of accommodation is chosen in EXCENT (i.e. standard; standard with accommodations; or non-standard with modifications).
Do Your IEPs Measure Up?
Many IEPs reviewed lately seem to have nebulous present levels of performance and wish-washy annual goals. We have two (2) resources to assist special educators with their IEP development relating to present levels of performance and annual goal writing…
1. Nationally recognized Dr. Mitchell Yell, Professor at USC, has a 2-part video series that helps special educators develop meaningful, measureable annual goals. http://www.knowitall.org/EducatorPlus/content/SearchResults.cfm?searchword=annual+goals
2. LRP provides these key points from a legal perspective on developing present levels of performance and annual goals. Please contact your regional Program Specialist or Ruth Lilly, Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding these resources.
Do Your Annual Goals Measure Up?
Are Your PLOPs a Flop?
Keep those Records Coming!
Be a diligent steward of the district’s resources and make sure you send in the appropriate paperwork to the DO Records Room according to the timeline outlined in our Records Procedures. As a reminder…
What documents need to be sent to the DO Records Room?
“…all original forms/documents and signature pages will be stored in the DO Records Room. Copies of these documents will be stored in the student’s school folder. Additionally, only those forms, signature pages or other documents not contained within EXCENT are required to be submitted/collected via the DO Records Room.”
When should documents be sent?
Within 5 school days of a Staffing or an IEP meeting:
a. the special educator case manager will submit to the DO Records Room:
the IEP-Section X (signature page);
the current IEP/Staffing Meeting Summary (IEP-10);
the ESY and/or BIP signature pages, if appropriate; and
any parent and student responses to IEP Meeting invitations.
b. the school psychologist/speech clinician will submit to the DO Records Room:
the signed Consent for Placement (Parcon-1), if initial eligibility;
the Reevaluation Review Plan (Parcon-14), if a reevaluation review was conducted, with
signed Consent for Reevaluation if additional evaluations were determined necessary;
the Evaluation Results Summary and Eligibility Determination (P-1), when any assessment
information was gathered; and/or
the Evaluation Report(s) not already submitted.
PLEASE, don’t wait until the end of the year to send in your paperwork! We need your help in making sure the DO Records Room staff are not bombarded with end-of-the-year paperwork submissions.
ENRICH…It’s Almost Here!!!!
We’ve been notified that our Regional Enrich Kick-Off meeting for the District level implementation team will be held on May 5th and that the training of our HCS Trainers will begin within 30 days of this kick-off. Please be sure you are using the Attachment feature in EXCENT to attach invitations, plans for independence, etc. and that you mark the IEP Complete after your IEP meetings. Click here to view a few introductory ENRICH slides.