Special Services


What's ahead?

Important Alternate Assessment Dates

Mark your Calendars

*Deadline for submitting student pre-ID data in order to receive second rater assignments in advance of the test windowJanuary 22, 2016

Second rater assignments available in TIDE for the AASCDFebruary 1, 2016

AASCD test materials due in districtFebruary 8, 2016

AASCD additional order window is open in TIDEFebruary 8, 2016–April 13, 2016

Spring 2016 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities test administration windowFebruary 22, 2016–April 15, 2016

AASCD test reset and invalidation requests window is open in TIDEFebruary 22, 2016–April 15, 2016

Deadline for submitting student scores into the Data Entry InterfaceApril 15, 2016

Test materials must be returned to Bradford and BigelowApril 22, 2016

Parent Training Series on IEPs

Terri is developing a series of Parent Trainings around the topic of IEPs. parents understand what to expect at an IEP meeting. She will share each section of the IEP and provide an overview of what each section of the IEP means so they can better understand the process from beginning to end.

Data Binders

You've hit the ground running on the data binders and I have enjoyed hearing updates on these meetings. I'm hearing a common theme: We need to continue to work with staff on collecting the RIGHT data so that there is a direct alignment to the goal. This is linked directly to compliance and has potential to cause litigation. Please give thought as to how we can begin to provide PD around this area. Thoughts?

Students who receive ELL services and are on an IEP

If a student receives ELL services and is on an IEP, they can have the accommodations provided on the ELPA21 assessment but it will need to be documented in the student's IEP.
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Feel Better, Andrea

Andrea is still feeling "Yucky" from the flu and is heading back to the Dr. on Monday We hope you feel better soon.

January 4th Professional Development

Sarah T. and Brian will be providing PD to the K-1 Intervention Specialists on the following topics:

Reading Strategy: "Folding In"

Refresher on AIMSWeb and how to use it for progress monitoring our students.

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Special Services Celebration

Don't forget about the following dates:

This Thursday-Related Service Holiday Gathering-Lunch provided...please sign up to bring something.

This Friday-Special Services Holiday Gathering-2:30-? Appetizers and Drinks at (Rusty Bucket) I think! Kathy will confirm location. We will have a gift exchange- we decided the amount to spend on the gift is $20.00.

The first 2016 SMORE will come out the week of 1/11/2016