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27 01, 2017

Student Progress Monitoring: What This Means for Your Child

2017-06-30T15:46:16-05:00

Progress monitoring can give you and your child’s teacher information that can help your child learn more and learn faster, and help you make better decisions about the type of instruction that will work best with your child. Our children’s progress is being monitored constantly at school, through the steady stream of homework assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and standardized tests. On first hearing the term “student progress monitoring,” our initial reaction may be “they’re doing this already!” or “more tests?”. But do you really know how much your child is learning or progressing? Standardized tests compare your child’s performance with other [...]

Student Progress Monitoring: What This Means for Your Child2017-06-30T15:46:16-05:00
25 01, 2017

Monitoring Progress: Questions Parents Should Ask & Discuss

2017-06-30T15:35:27-05:00

Keeping up on a student’s progress towards meeting their IEP goals can save valuable time. Be sure that you know how each goal will be monitored and when instructional changes should be made. Regarding Strengths & Weaknesses ASK: What do you see as my child’s strengths, weaknesses– academically, behaviorally, and socially? DISCUSS: Your own thoughts about their strengths, weaknesses, interests, what motivates your child, what behaviors you see at home, and how your child feels about him/herself as a learner. […]

Monitoring Progress: Questions Parents Should Ask & Discuss2017-06-30T15:35:27-05:00
23 01, 2017

How Does Mastery of Annual Goals Relate to Grading and Promotion?

2017-06-30T15:48:04-05:00

TEC §28.0216 requires that school district grading policies: “(1) must require a classroom teacher to assign a grade that reflects the students’ relative mastery of an assignment; [and] (2) may not require a classroom teacher to assign a minimum grade for an assignment without regard to the student’s quality of work.” These rules apply to classroom assignments, examinations, and overall grades for each grading period. Because of this, teachers may not assign a grade based on effort, and schools cannot pass a student who has not mastered the curriculum. Since goals can be either academic or functional in nature, they either [...]

How Does Mastery of Annual Goals Relate to Grading and Promotion?2017-06-30T15:48:04-05:00
20 01, 2017

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Child’s 504 Plan Is Being Followed

2017-06-30T15:50:35-05:00

Your child’s 504 plan has been set in motion. Is the school delivering what it promised? Use these tips from Understood.org to monitor the situation throughout the year. Know who’s providing your child’s services. The 504 plan should state not only what special services your child will receive but also the name of the person is responsible for it. Try casually asking your child, “Have you worked with Mr. Jones this week?” Your child’s answer may tell you a little—or a lot—about how well the 504 plan is being followed. […]

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Child’s 504 Plan Is Being Followed2017-06-30T15:50:35-05:00
19 01, 2017

Comments that Parents Hear: “We have held __ IEP meetings this year. Your child is progressing with the current IEP, so we do not need another meeting.”

2019-10-03T12:02:01-05:00

Recall the Law The IEP must include "a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the child— (i) To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals;  (ii) To be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and to participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities;"  300.320(a)(4) "(a) Development of IEP—(1) General.  In developing each child’s IEP, the IEP Team must consider—  ... (ii) The concerns of the parents for enhancing the education of their child;" 300.324(a)(ii) "Agreement. (i) In making changes [...]

Comments that Parents Hear: “We have held __ IEP meetings this year. Your child is progressing with the current IEP, so we do not need another meeting.”2019-10-03T12:02:01-05:00
17 01, 2017

Are grades based on progress toward IEP goals or mastery of the curriculum?

2017-06-30T15:53:05-05:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ9mYEXdOEw&w=500 If a student is receiving instruction in a resource setting, do you determine grades based on progress toward their IEP goals or on progress toward mastery of the curriculum? All students are general education students first. For all students in the state of Texas grades K-12, the state standards are the TEKS. A student’s education setting does not change curriculum standards. Students should earn grades for activities in which they are accessing the standards. […]

Are grades based on progress toward IEP goals or mastery of the curriculum?2017-06-30T15:53:05-05:00

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