September Newsletter

Elementary Literacy Dyslexia

LISD Dyslexia Services/Language Science Site.

Please click HERE to access the LISD Dyslexia Services/Language Science site. All information regarding procedures, dyslexia subcommittees, students' reports, and professional development is accessible on this site.

Remember that this site is also located in forethought under scope and sequence!
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2015-2016 Elementary Literacy Dyslexia Evaluation Procedures

Please click HERE to access the review of the evaluation!
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Policy and Procedures Reminders

REPORTS

Please complete your initial combined report and have your schedule posted by September 4th.
As you formed your groups, please help us by submitting an initial report in your folder that is on the Literacy drive using the same form as the 9 week report. Please make changes as your groups change.

LISD DYSLEXIA & 504 EVALUATION REPORT UPDATES

Remember that the following changes were done to the LISD Dyslexia & 504 Evaluation Report

* Page 3 bottom of page – data is taken from parent, teacher and interventionists input (not standardized testing)

* Page 4 Yes and No responses are based on Standardized testing scores – Below 90% would indicate a YES response as a deficit taken from the three areas on CTOPP

* Bottom of page 4 Yes and No responses are based on Standardized scores taken from the WJIII for Decoding, Letter/Word, Reading Comprehension and Fluency

* Spelling is based on Standardized score on TWS-5

* Note changes to Page 5 – ALL data needs to be considered, both formal and informal data to make a determination regarding UNEXPECTEDNESS

* Referral to special ed recommendation has been eliminated

* Recommendation to RTI committee has been eliminated

* Comments section MUST provide justification to support the committees recommendation

* Students are IDENTIFIED as Dyslexic, but QUALIFY for services under 504

* Use updated LISD Dyslexia & 504 Evaluation Report found in MTA shared drive in the Handbook under referral forms

GENERAL TESTING GUIDELINES – REMINDERS


* Re-read Testing Manuals to review administration of each test’s particulars

* Review Basals and Ceilings for each test

* Use age equivalents for all scoring

* Use Standard Scores for reporting purposes

* Review set up for WJIII to be sure of consistency – Confidence band 68%

* See directions for WJ set up in MTA shared drive word doc

* Fill out top portion completely – use black ink

* Scores can be entered in pencil (be sure it is dark)

* Read testing instructions as given exactly, otherwise it will invalidate the scores

* Use suggested starting points, except in rare circumstances

* Do not round up ages

* All old record books and manuals should have been shredded

2015-2016 Supply / Instructional Resources Request

Please complete one form per resources or supply that you need. Please submit all of your Supply / Instructional Resources Request no later than September 21st.


Access the form HERE

LLI KIT BLUE SYSTEM

DOES YOUR CAMPUS HAVE THE BLUE SYSTEM?
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE GOOGLE DOCUMENT TO INDICATE WHICH SYSTEMS DOES YOUR CAMPUS NEED. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS LINK BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH.

LISD RTI Reference guide site

Please click HERE to access the LISD RTI Reference guide site. All information regarding RTI, progress monitoring, RTI Cut Scores, RTI Resources, and Professional development is accessible on this site.

Please share with your campus leaders!

Remember that this site is also located in forethought under scope and sequence!
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS

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