Phoenix Union High School District. Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Special Education Annual Training. Topics to be Covered Today:. Confidentiality FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Special Education Policies and Procedures Child Find Birth through 2 years 8 months
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Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Special Education
Family Educational Rights
And Privacy Act
Parents have the right to ALL educational information about their child including:
Policy and Procedures
Arizona Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed children from Birth to 2 years 8 months
2 years 9 months through 8th grade
Refer the parent or contact the neighborhood elementary school or elementary district office. Contact the campus ESS Facilitator or District ESS office if assistance is needed in determining the neighborhood elementary school district.
* These rules also apply to students on a 504 plan
* STAY PUT will apply
The IEP team determines how the student will meet graduation requirements.
ESS Special Education Policies & Procedures have been reviewed?PROGRESS REPORTS
It’s the Right Thing to Do (OSERS)It is Part of Your Evaluation---Attends IEP meetings and/or participates by providing feedback to Case Managers and/or IEP Team prior to IEP meeting for all assigned ESS students ---Teacher attends mandatory parent, counselor, and other stakeholder meetings during the professional day, unless excused. ---Teacher is able to provide current student academic performance status upon request. ---Effectively implements IEP’s for all ESS students assigned (Section: Service to Students)Your feedback for IEP development is a state and federal requirement, regardless of whether you are the designated general education attendee.
Thorough progress report that provides detailed information regarding:
Skills – what has been mastered (data)
Concepts – developed or in development
Academic Behaviors – what are helping/hindering progress
Well written present level of performance (PLAFF) using information from the Progress Report
IEP Goals are written using Common Core language with grade appropriate standard followed by appropriate goal(s) based upon skills that need development in order to gain greater access to the curriculum
What are the key goals/performance indicators associated with your course?
Provide a list of the foundational skills that the student needs to develop which will allow the greatest access to future courses in this content area.
How is the student currently
performing in these areas (include
any assessment scores you may have)?
Look at classroom evidence regarding the key areas. Decide where the student falls on a continuum of competence on the standards as well as the skills they use for learning. Include any formative or summative assessment scores you may have.
In what ways is the student’s
disability impacting performance?
Discuss the various ways the student’s learning difficulties have an impact on their continued growth/performance.
What accommodations/modifications will the student need to offset the impact of their disability?
Think about what works and what hasn’t worked for this student in the classroom. For example, will they need memory aids, communication assistance, specific organizational strategies, calculators, times tables, more intensive instruction in certain areas. What can the teacher do to make the material more
What are the areas of strength and
the areas of struggle for this student?
This area should address student’s academic behaviors which are supporting and/or hindering continued progress.
Analyze Standards – Help with Questions 1,2
•Based on identified student need, what is the most powerful standard(s) to address in the IEP?
•What is the purpose of the standard(s)? Can the student demonstrate the standard? How can the student demonstrate the standard?
“Drill down” to determine what is required for a student to access the standard
Each year, progress toward IEP goals will result in the student acquiring those
necessary to move toward the stated outcome and the standards.
IEP goals are about skills/behaviors - not content.
Exceptional Student Services Department
Phoenix Union High School District