22 08, 2017

Is Your PLOP a Flop?

2017-08-22T12:53:55-05:00

Special Ed e-News at the Special Ed Connection advises that in the panic to write the IEP, cover all the necessary goals, objectives, benchmarks (if applicable), and figure out how to accurately measure progress, the PLOP (present levels of performance) often gets neglected. If you are into acronyms, the PLOP is known now as the PLAAFP. The Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance provide baseline information about your child’s knowledge and skills. Present levels are the starting point for setting IEP goals and measuring progress toward these goals. Here’s what IDEA 2004 says about the PLAAFP … The IEP must [...]

Is Your PLOP a Flop?2017-08-22T12:53:55-05:00
16 01, 2017

How do you grade for a student with severe cognitive disabilities who is receiving services in the general education setting?

2017-06-30T15:56:46-05:00

Considerations for grading students with severe cognitive disabilities are the same as for all students with disabilities.  The focus of IDEA 2004 is to provide all students access to general curriculum. Students should earn grades based on activities for which they are accessing the standards, not based on progress toward goals and objectives. The expectations for what these students should achieve in the grade-level content may be different from what is required in grade-level achievement standards due to needed modifications; however, the essence of the content at grade level should not change. […]

How do you grade for a student with severe cognitive disabilities who is receiving services in the general education setting?2017-06-30T15:56:46-05:00

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