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Child Study Job Alike: Fall 2013. Office of Special Education Services August 13, 2013. Welcome! New Evaluation Specialists. Elementary Luzmarie Alvarez Anna Rosa Betancourt Obed Franco Maria Mandujano Maria Isabell Marshall. Welcome! New Evaluation Specialists. Middle School

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child study job alike fall 2013

Child Study Job Alike: Fall 2013

Office of Special Education Services

August 13, 2013

welcome new evaluation specialists
Welcome!New Evaluation Specialists

Elementary

  • Luzmarie Alvarez
  • Anna Rosa Betancourt
  • Obed Franco
  • Maria Mandujano
  • Maria Isabell Marshall

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welcome new evaluation specialists1
Welcome!New Evaluation Specialists

Middle School

  • Magda Alvarez
  • Misty Ramsey-Walker
  • Lilu Schwartz

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welcome new evaluation specialists2
Welcome!New Evaluation Specialists

High School

  • Vanessa Esphahani
  • Carla Bray

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what s new
What’s New?
  • Section 504 Writer
  • Section 504 Writer Training Tracker

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504 writer training tracker
504 Writer Training Tracker
  • Increase collaboration with school 504 Chairperson
  • Assume role of trainer and support person

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what s new1
What’s New?
  • New State Laws
  • The Year of the Quality Report

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new laws in town
New Laws in Town
  • Under a new law, most employers will no longer be able to prevent employees who legally own guns and ammo from storing them in their locked, private vehicles parked in company parking lots during business hours.

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New Laws in Town
  • Over time, the term "mental retardation" will be weeded out of state statute and use. "It costs nothing to adopt verbiage in state statutes to reflect the fact that we recognize individuals and their uniqueness, without using offensive terms to categorize and label these good Texans." HB 1481

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new laws in town2
New Laws in Town
  • Texans will be able to fish with their bare hands - using their fingers as bait in underwater catfish holes to catch and haul out catfish, officially legalizing "noodling." This lets those with state-issued fishing licenses and freshwater fishing stamps to fish with their hands. HB 2189

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new laws in town3
New Laws in Town
  • SB 816
  • Changes timeline to conduct an FIE by moving from 60 calendar days to 45 school days.
  • Weekends, school holidays, and summer vacations are excluded from the time period for performing an initial evaluation.

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when does this take effect
When Does This Take Effect?

2013-2014 School Year

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the year of the quality report tyqr
The Year of the Quality Report - TYQR
  • Continuation of our 4-year journey
  • Work with Dr. Cheramie; Region 4 – Dyslexia
  • New Format for highly customized support
  • Focus on certain sections of the FIE:
    • Achievement
    • Cognitive
    • Conclusions
    • PLAAFP

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summer testing update

Summer Testing Update

Rebecca Martinez

summer testing update1
Summer Testing Update
  • 498 Total Cases Submitted
  • 389 Cases Completed (79%)
    • 41 Re-evaluations
    • 19 Walk-Up cases
  • 109 Incomplete Cases (21%)

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a broken window

A Broken Window

Rebecca Martinez

requests for bilingual evaluations
Requests for Bilingual Evaluations
  • SharePoint
  • Schedule Requests for Re-evaluations - October 1 deadline
  • Schedule Requests for Initial Evaluations - ASAP

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American by birth. Rebel by choice.

A diamond is forever.

Just do it!

Got milk?

Don’t leave home without it.

Melts in your mouth not in your hand.

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be the answer

BE THE ANSWER!

Honoring Our Colleagues

state performance plan spp 11
State Performance Plan (SPP 11)

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State Performance Plan (SPP 11)

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spp 11 cont
SPP 11 (cont.)
  • TEA now only considers the evaluation timeline (i.e. 60 days for 2012-2013 and 45 school days for 2013-2014).
  • Prior SPP 11 reporting allowed the evaluation to be out of compliance (i.e. over 60 days) as long as the initial ARD/IEP meeting was held within 90 days.
  • THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE!

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spp 11 cont1
SPP 11 (cont.)
  • SPP 11 reporting requires an IEP/ARD to be held 30 school days following the completion of a FIE.
  • The 60 + 30 day timeline is no longer relevant

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what to expect
What to expect?
  • SPP 11 data will be reported by every Evaluation Case Manager (i.e. Evaluation Specialist or SLP) monthly.
  • The Evaluation Case Manager must contact their Lead for any case in jeopardy of missing the 45 calendar day time.
  • ZERO non-compliance should be reported without a logged phone call/email to your assigned Lead
    • Leads will assist you in overcoming barriers preventing evaluation completion.

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i still do not understand
I Still Do Not Understand?
  • Only consider the HISD timeline of 45 calendar days to complete an initial evaluation.
  • The state standard of 45 school days only applies to your monthly SPP 11 reporting.

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spp 12
SPP 12

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SPP 12
  • Minimum changes in the transition of three-year olds
    • All temporary ARDS will be discontinued for 3 years olds transitioning from ECI.
    • All children transition from ECI must have an evaluation and ARD/IEP meeting except those in which the transition begins less than 30 days prior to the child’s third birthday.

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services to students with dyslexia
Services to Students with Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Responsibility Chart
  • All dyslexia identification data will be collected through PEIMs beginning with the October snapshot (Effective immediately)
  • Dyslexia must be considered for every student referred for a specific learning disability in reading (Special Education or Section 504)
  • Dyslexia may be considered for students referred and identified as Special Education, even if their deficits do no rise to the level of SLD.

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services to students with dyslexia cont
Services to Students with Dyslexia (cont.)
  • A student may be identified as OHI, Dyslexia or ED, Dyslexia, even if the data does not support SLD!
  • Ensure Section 504 Chairperson attend the Section 504 Chairpersons’ meeting to receive more information on Dyslexia Services.
    • Sept. 10, 2013: 9:00 – 12:00, South Field Office
    • Sept. 20, 2013: 9:00 – 12:00, South Field Office
    • Sept. 24, 2013: 1:00 – 4:00, South Field Office
    • Oct. 16, 2013: 9:00 – 12:00, South Field Office
    • Oct. 25, 2013: 1:00 – 4:00, South Field Office

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dyslexia identification
Dyslexia identification

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focused assessment for sld
Focused Assessment for SLD
  • Full Individual Evaluation (FIE): Completed as part of all initial evaluations and many reevaluations to determine the presence of a pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focused Assessment: Completed as part of a reevaluation only to re-affirm the pattern of strengths of weaknesses previous identified.
  • Review of Existing Evaluation Data (REED): Completed as part of a reevaluation following three consecutive FIEs or Focused assessments in which the pattern of strengths and weaknesses has not changed.

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focused assessment for sld cont
Focused Assessment for SLD (cont.)
  • Review of Existing Evaluation Data (REED): Completed as part of a reevaluation following three consecutive FIEs or Focused assessments in which the pattern of strengths and weaknesses has not changed.

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Focused Assessment for SLD (cont.)
  • Is the student currently in Special Education?
  • Are specific academic deficits identified?
  • Was the prior FIE completed through the identification of a pattern of strengths and weaknesses and analysis of broad/narrow psychological abilities?
  • Does the previous FIE document strengths in areas other than Ga and Gv?
  • Is the student in need of Special Education services and a supports?

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focused assessment for sld cont2
Focused Assessment for SLD (cont.)
  • If the student’s deficits are only in written expression, all areas of reading must be assessed as well.
  • Student s who demonstrate deficits in all academic areas are not candidates for Focused Evaluation.

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Focused Assessment for SLD (cont.)
  • Summarize evidence of academic strengths from prior assessment in the Academic Achievement section of FIE Writer.
  • Summarize evidence of academic strengths from prior assessment in the Cognitive section of FIE Writer
  • Summarize evidence of cognitive strengths in the SLD conclusions section of FIE Writer.

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Focused Assessment for SLD (cont.)
  • Regardless of assessment method (i.e. FIE, Focused Assessment, or REED) all assessments must establish a Present Level of Academic Achievement Functional Performance (PLAAFP).
    • Pinpoint specific academic deficits with current data.
    • Explain how the disability may impact involvement in the general education curriculum.
    • Establish how the child is unique.

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confidentiality

Confidentiality

Rebecca Martinez

gort 5

GORT - 5

Regenia Harris

the year of the quality report

The Year of the Quality Report

Mi Mi Gomez

Flor Caton

room assignments for afternoon sessions
Room Assignments for Afternoon Sessions
  • Handout
  • Pick One Up at the Registration Tables
  • Sessions from 1 to 4 pm

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