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The Relevance Equation: Current Grade Level + OSEP = IEP Goals

April 4, 2016 2PM ET / 11AM PT

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The US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently sent out a memo that requires IEP goals to be relevant for the grade in which the student is enrolled. There is no technology to help teachers do this – yet [in italics].

Join us as Dr. Mark Shinn, Professor of School Psychology at National Louis University, points out the correlation and linkage between standards and IEP goals. Learn how to work with your standards and IEP goals to make them meet the most recent guidelines required by OSEP.


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Using Multi-Tiered Services in Middle School and High School

 

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At the secondary level, multi-tiered services of support are still a relatively new practice. Dr. Mark Shinn explains how curriculum-based measurement helps educators organize and plan for intervention measures within the demanding and increasingly varied schedules in middle and high schools.

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The Importance of End of Year Screening

 

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Typically, end of year benchmark data is underused, which forfeits valuable time for intervention measures during the summer that could help narrow or close the student’s learning gap. Dr. Mark Shinn discusses how to use screening and progress monitoring instruments at the end of year to assist in goal-setting and planning.

 

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Fixed form vs. Adaptive Testing

 

Fixed form vs. Adaptive Testing: What kind of test suits your needs?

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST  Listen Here!
There are several assumptions made when schools choose an adaptive test: that students always give their best effort, teachers understand how to utilize the data provided by the assessment, and finally, that teachers are willing to develop individual instruction plans for 25-30 kids in grades 1-5, or 100-180 kids for middle school and high school. Continuing his Conversations in Assessment series, Dr. Mark Shinn weighs in on the debate between fixed form and adaptive testing.

 

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IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring in the Era of Common Core State Standards: Special Education Leads Best Practice

 

June 19, 2014

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Expanding CBM Benchmarking to a Language Arts Focus Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

 

May 29, 2014

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Maximizing Screening Using Curriculum-Based Measurement K12

 

March 20, 2014

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Using Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) at the Secondary Level


 

 

May 30, 2013 

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Maximizing the Use of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) for Basic Skills Decision Making and Communication

 

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM): Suited for Seamless Contributions to SLD Identification

April 9, 2013

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What About Comprehension?

 

February 21, 2013

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