How do we know where to start or where to focus when developing an individualized education program (IEP) for a student? The present level of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) statement provides the foundation of the IEP and guides the development of ambitious goals and the types of instruction and services that are provided as part of the high-quality educational programming.
This video highlights high-leverage practice (HLP) 11 which focuses on identifying and prioritizing long- and short-term learning goals. This video includes two parts: Part 1 defines short- and long-term goals and provides a rationale for identifying and prioritizing learning goals for students with disabilities. Part 2 demonstrates how various individual student data sources, state standards, and the IEP can be used to identify essential areas of need and develop long- and short-term goals.
In this webinar, Drs. Tessie Rose Bailey and Zach Weingarten from the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the PROGRESS Center, as well as Thom Jones from the Wyoming Department of Education and Justine Essex from Freedom Elementary School in Cheyenne, Wyoming shared how to set ambitious goals for students by selecting a valid, reliable progress monitoring measure, establishing baseline performance, choosing a strategy, and writing a measurable goal.
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CEC’s Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.) will feature 700+ on-demand sessions, 3 keynote presentations, 30 live mainstage sessions, 400 poster videos, a series of pre-conference workshops, and more. The PROGRESS Center will have sessions focused on specially designed instruction, present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, setting and measuring behavioral IEP goals, and more.
The purpose of this brief is to summarize some of the past exclusionary practices that resulted from low expectations for students with disabilities, and how those were addressed in policies related to standards-based reform. The brief highlights answers to critical questions about expectations for students with disabilities, including those with the most significant cognitive disabilities, answers that have been developed over time based on lessons learned.
The National Center on Intensive Intervention has developed the tools charts to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select academic and behavioral interventions. The charts display reviews of studies of interventions including information about the quality of the study, outcomes, and implementation information. The charts are interactive so that users can filter, sort, compare, and review the data in order to select an intervention that meets their needs.