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Urban Collaborative


Quarterly Report 2

September 26, 2013

Jennifer Traufler,

Executive Director, Student Services

Betsy Minor Reid

Director, Student Services

  • Urban Collaborative Report

  • Who: Urban Collaborative Team– External experts

  • Study Session February 21, 2013

  • Why: Poor outcomes for students with disabilities

  • What: 18 recommendations with emphasis on implementing multi-tier system of supports and inclusive education


  • Key Data Findings

  • 65% graduation rate for students with disabilities

  • 43% of students with disabilities are not attending their neighborhood schools (Spring 2012)

  • 44% of students spend 80% or more of their day in general education classes


Quick Reference

Developmental Delay Data

Embed Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS) Framework

Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Inclusive education

Time out logs

Postsecondary transition

Student Services reporting

Student Services organization

Staffing ratios


Quick Reference

10. English Language Learners (ELLs)

11. Materials and Assistive Technology (AT)

12. Professional Learning

13. Electronic IEP system

14. Special Education Manual

15. Fiscal Considerations

16. Parent Involvement

17. Accountability

18. Student Data

  • Action to Date

  • Student Services Organization (Rec 8)

    • Hired Director position

    • Hired five instructional coaches

    • Idenified 12 buildings to receive ongoing, focused coaching support

      • Inclusive practices

      • Multi-tiered support systems

      • Differentiation

Action to Date






•Manitou Park





•First Creek


Action to Date

•Student Services Organization (continued)

•Support offered to other buildings as targeted assistance

•Participating in instructional coach professional development

  • Action to Date

  • Conducted professional development event

  • August 22 (Rec 12, Professional Learning)

    • Over 450 participants

    • 52% general educators

    • 48% special educators

    • 48 buildings

      • 32/35 Elementary

      • 9/9 Middle

      • 7/8 High

What will you do as a result of

today’s (Aug. 22) learning?

“Take information back to my school to develop modifications for curriculum to meet individual needs”

“Now know how to explain MTSS, Inclusion and differentiation to parents and other staff”

“Have discussion with team about how to develop MTSS in our building so that we differentiate to serve all kids”

“Have more dialog with staff on how to apply universal screeningto identify targets for intervention”

  • Action to Date

  • Conducted Stakeholder meeting, May 30 (Rec 16)

    • 30 participants (general and special educators, parents, administrators, university representatives, Board of Directors representative)

    • District operational definitions: Inclusion, Multitiered Support Systems; Differentiation

  • Action to Date

  • Review of Itinerant Services (Rec 9)

    • Reviewed schedules in comparison to IEP recommended service hours

    • Adjusted staff allocations

    • Shifted resources into teaching positions

  • Action to Date

  • Created and implemented time-out log system

    • (Rec 5)

    • New state requirement, effective first day of school (9/4/2013)

    • Applies to isolation or restraint

    • Must review with student/parent within 24 hours; written within two business days

    • Logs maintained in district office

    • Information is tracked by school and student

  • Recommend Next Steps

  • Conduct future stakeholder meetings on monthly basis, two hour, after school event, engagement with community partners

  • Completion of department manual revisions for Fall 2013, on-going revisions will be completed as documents are created (14)

  • Review resources to support implementation, i.e. electronic data collection systems (8)


“I need some help with services in our building. Thanks for having the coaches who understand Special Education.” (Building Instructional Coach)

“Helpful to have the special education instructional coach perspective. Need help with differentiation.” (Principal)

“It is so great to have this partnership. We need to break down our silos so that we are offering reading instruction to all kids, not doing different things based on students being in general education versus special education.”

  • Future Reporting

  • December 2013

  • March 2014

  • June 2014

  • September 2014

  • ✴Quarterly reports will be posted on district website and social media, communicated with all staff, and provided to future parent advisory committee members.