Special Education Info. and Support
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The pictures below give specific guidance from a TEA adopted manual on working with paraprofessionals.
Roles in a General Education Classroom
Answer: Just like they would grade any other student. You provide the accommodation to help the student access the content, but the TEKS are not changed.
What about students in the general education setting who receive modifications?
Answer: You modify the content as specified by the IEP/ARD documentations, THEN grade following the same grading guidelines as all other students.
Can I use a modified rubric to grade students who receive modifications?
Answer: Yes, you can use a rubric that is different/ modified for students who receive modifications.
What about GPA and A-honor roll?
Answer: For high school, students who are graduating under modified curriculum and therefore have modified IEPs do not graduate with the same enforcement as students who do not have modified curriculum. Because of this, they are not eligible for highest ranking honors.
Students in special ed who receive modified curriculum CAN make A-honor roll. Once the ARD committee determines what modifications need to be in place, the student can absolutely master the curriculum to the level specified for them in their IEP/ARD and make the A-honor roll. Special Ed students or students making A or A/B honor roll DOES NOT take away from other students who also make A or A/B honor roll.