Special Education: Balancing Student Achievement with IDEA Compliance. CERA Conference December 1-2, 2011 Anaheim, California. Pamela McCabe Marion Miller. Getting to know YOU. What’s your name? Where do you work? What is your role? How are you involved in IDEA compliance?.
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Levenson, N. 2011
National Council on Disability
together as parents, teachers, and
administrators – and focus on constructively
resolving our differences in a way that allows
us to focus our best energies and the bulk
of our resources on securing positive
outcomes for our students.”
Fred Balcom, Director
California Department of Education
Special Education Division
In General Education Classroom
80% or more
All Students and Students with Disabilities
CA: Dec. 2010
(AIR, Jan 2011)
Intensive Academic Performance for Students in Special Education
Designing School-Wide Systems for Student Success
"The biggest mistake schools make is failing to teach children how to read,”
Peter Wright of Wrightslaw.
Components of Inclusive Schools children how to read,”
Educational infrastructure children how to read,” to support inclusive education. The campus is physically accessible and classroom environments are conducive to learning. Adequate time is allocated for special educators and general educators to collaborate.
Instructional capacity children how to read,” where teachers are well prepared to deliver standards-aligned instruction and utilize instructional strategies that have been shown to be effective for a broad range students, including students with disabilities.
School culture and site leadership children how to read,” that shows a commitment to high expectations for all students and a shared ownership for all students. The site leadership ensures that resources are available to support inclusive practices.
Family and community participation children how to read,”that reflects a strong partnership for student achievement. The site offers training and resources to assist families. Students and families actively participate in planning and implementation of educational goals.
Best Wishes children how to read,”