The IEP and Implementation. Review of IEP Document Focus on Goals and Modifications/Accommodations Data Collection and progress monitoring. Who qualifies?.
Review of IEP Document
Focus on Goals and Modifications/Accommodations
Data Collection and progress monitoring
I.D.E.A. 1997 Reauthorization specifies (300.342(b)(3)) that the public agency shall ensure... each teacher and provider is informed of his or her specific responsibilities related to implementing the child’s IEP and the specific accommodations, modifications, and
supports that must be provided for the child in accordance with the IEP.
Accommodations refer to the actual teaching supports and services that the student may require to successfully demonstrate learning. Accommodations should not change expectations to the curriculum grade levels. Examples include:
Modifications refer to changes made to curriculum expectations in order to meet the needs of the student. Modifications are made when the expectations are beyond the students level of ability. Modifications may be minimal or very complex depending on the student performance. Modifications must be clearly acknowledged in the IEP. Examples include:
Data collection is a regular activity in the special education classroom and inclusion classrooms. It requires assessing the student’s success on individual items in his or her goals on a regular basis, usually at least once a week.
When a special education teacher creates the IEP goals, he or she should also create data sheets to record the student’s progress on individual goals, recording the number of correct responses as a percent of total responses.
IEP implementation and the student’s progress should be monitored continuously throughout the year.
Reporting on student progress towards IEP goals and objectives is required to be completed on the same schedule as such reporting for non-disabled students. In other words, if report cards come out four times per year, then reports of student progress towards IEP goals and objectives should be provided at the same times.
It is the responsibility of General Education and Special Education to progress monitor.
You are already progress monitoring with portfolios, be sure to include, date, interventions or supports (accoms or mods) and the standard.
Running Records are a good way to keep track of Progress Monitoring and are great to use for evaluations.
WE CANNOT do eligibilities without progress monitoring (with an intervention) and putting accommodations and modifications in place and PROVE they were in place.