Participation Requirements SELN Conference October 14, 2011 Laura Abbott Joy Hunsucker Ann Jacobson
ONLY ON REGION XIII
Accommodations Curriculum Services Test Graduation
Accommodations STAAR Curriculum Services Test Graduation
Accommodations Modified Curriculum Services Test Graduation
Accommodations Alternate Curriculum Services Test Graduation
Based on educational need and instruction • Not solely based on: • disability category/race/SES/attendance service time/service location • Why STAAR is not appropriate • Why Modified/Alternate is appropriate • All eligibility criteria are met • Based on multiple sources of data • Not based solely on previous state assessment • ARD Committee decision • Not cap-driven administrative decision
Participation Requirements: Are you sureabout your district?
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GOBs: academic Goals Objectives Benchmarks functional modify prerequisite
Present Levels of Academic Achievementand Functional Performance
How is the student performing on academic tasks that are affected by his or her disability?
A “well-rounded picture of the whole student” Parents Student Teachers Service Providers
PLAAFP should • Provide a focus or a spotlight on the child’s needs • Serve as a preview as to which skills will need some instructional support and focus • Provide specific baseline data supporting their area of need
You do not want…. Plaafp-lac Noun: The absence of a well-written PLAAFP based on data
General Curriculum Disability Involvement Progress
TEKS Expectations Can the student tackle the grade level TEKS as written? or Does the student’s disability affect his/her ability to master the grade level TEKS? Enrolled Gr. Level Modified TEKS Prerequisite Skills
Accommodations Changes to instructional materials, procedures, or techniques that allow a student with disabilities to participate in grade-level instruction and testing Individualized for each student Used routinely in instruction and testing Evaluated regularly for effectiveness
General Education Setting Special Education Setting Co-teach Indirect Support Support Fac.
STAAR Modified STAAR Alternate STAAR L
Assessment Decision Process Does the student receive instruction in the grade-level TEKS for this subject with or without accommodations? If yes, then the student takes STAAR for this subject.
Assessment Decision Process Does the student access the grade-level TEKS for this subject through modifications (modified content)?
Modified Question #1: Multiple Years Behind Grade-level Rate of Progress
Modified Question #2: Modified Enrolled Grade Level Content
Modified Question #3: Direct, Intensive Instruction Acquire, Maintain, Transfer Skills
Assessment Decision Process Does the student have a significant cognitive disability that requires the student to access the grade-level TEKS through prerequisite skills?
Alternate Question #1: Significant Cognitive Disability As determined by his FIE (8-28-09) and ARD Committee meeting (5-2-11), Aaron meets the criteria as having the disability condition of an intellectual disability.