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Why Standards-Based IEPs?. “A well-designed IEP can change a child’s schooling experience from one of repeated failures, loss of self-esteem, and limited options to one of achievement, directions, and productivity”. . . . Bateman & Linden. Benefits of Standards-Based IEPs. Students

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why standards based ieps
Why Standards-Based IEPs?
  • “A well-designed IEP can change a child’s schooling experience from one of repeated failures, loss of self-esteem, and limited options to one of achievement, directions, and productivity”. . . . Bateman & Linden
benefits of standards based ieps
Benefits of Standards-Based IEPs
  • Students
  • Opportunity to achieve at higher academic levels
  • Access to same standards as peers
  • Increases student engagement
  • Teachers
  • Teach to the standards
  • Provides a scope and sequence
  • Presents a clear picture of student’s current level based on data
  • Common language with gen ed
history of standards based ieps
History of Standards-Based IEPs
  • MDE training
  • Developed PowerPoint to explain SB IEPs
  • Members of Due Process Committee provided information to teachers to start writing SB IEPs
  • Standards-based IEP implemented because of MCA-modified
  • No consistency with implementation
phase i
PHASE I
  • By June 2013, the District-wide goal is for every K-12 student with reading needs, identified through evaluation and documented on their IEP, is to have a standards-based IEP.
phase ii
PHASE II
  • By June 2014, the District-wide goal is for every K-12 student with reading and/or math needs, identified through evaluation and documented on their IEP, is to have a standards-based IEP.
standards based iep
Standards-Based IEP

Everything you wanted to know

and more. . . . . .

questions
Questions?
  • Isn’t this the same as Profile of Learning?
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Answer
  • Replaced with MN academic standards (5 core areas) & supplemented with benchmarks, 2003 (now referred as Common Core State Standards 2010)
profile of learning mn academic standards
Profile of Learning MN Academic Standards
  • Graduation Rule
  • Basic Skills Test
  • 10 learning areas
  • HS students had to complete 24 out of 48 content standards
  • Common Core academic standards
  • Grade-level benchmarks
  • MN Comprehensive Assessment (3-8)
  • Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD)
questions1
Questions?
  • Isn’t this only for students who take the MCA-modified?
answer1
Answer
  • Yes. MDEs directive:
  • To be eligible for the MCA-Modified, you must have a standards-based IEP, demonstrate persistent low performance on the MCA for two consecutive years, and instruction on grade level standards.
answer2
Answer
  • This is Best Practice
  • The district-wide goal is for all K-12 students with a disability with reading needs identified through an evaluation and documented on their IEP with goals and objectives.
questions2
Questions?
  • How do you write a standards-based goal for a student who is 13 and reading at a 2nd grade level and is eligible for the MCA-modified?
answer3
Answer
  • Attend training at your site during workshop week.
  • Ongoing support throughout the year.
answer4
Answer
  • If the student is taking the MCA-modified, the student’s goal would be the standard and the objectives would be the benchmarks to bridge the gap between where the student currently is and how you move forward.
standards goal
Standards Goal
  • Student will increase ability to determine main idea of a text from not identifying the main idea to a level of consistent responses 4 out of 5 opportunities.
  • This is a standard for all grade levels.
benchmarks
Benchmarks
  • The benchmarks would be at the student’s instructional level.
  • Example: Given a reading passage at his instructional level, student will be able to identify the main idea four out of five attempts as recorded in observation log and student work samples by May 27, 2013.
questions3
Questions?
  • My IEP’s are quite good. Why do I need to change to a standards-based IEP?
answer5
Answer

Research and experience demonstrates that education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by having high expectations and ensuring access to the general curriculum (standards) to the maximum extent possible.

questions4
Questions?
  • Where can I find the time to become familiar with reading standards?
answer6
Answer
  • Great bedtime reading material
  • Attend the training during workshop week
question
Question?
  • Do I need to write standards-based goals & objectives for behavior, communication, or social skills?
answer7
Answer
  • No. Standards-based goals and objectives are only for reading needs identified through evaluation.
question1
Question?
  • If I have a student that is reading at grade level, do I need to write a standards-based goal for reading?
answer8
Answer
  • No. The student would need to have an identified reading need through evaluation.
question2
Question?
  • What expectations do you have for a Program Facilitator/Reading Specialist/Due Process Facilitator to support staff?
answer9
Answer
  • Knowledge of standards & benchmarks and where to find them
  • Problem-solve prioritizing standards & benchmarks with staff
  • A point person to assist staff
next steps
Next Steps:
  • Survey on google docs for all instructors, Program Facilitators, and Reading specialists
  • Based on survey results, training designed for individual needs of staff and site.
  • Training will occur during workshop week.
next steps1
Next steps . . . . .
  • Monthly training for all staff
  • Weekly drop-in sessions
  • Standard-Based IEP resource materials purchased for each site
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