2017 December

Board Appointed or Open Committee Activity Upcoming dates/events to share with general membership Connection to MAASE Focus Area
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Hot Topics
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Open Committee Communities of Practice (CoP): Secondary Transition Administrators


Pete Johnson

Program Evaluation

B-13: Research and Data from other states

 

Skilled Staff

  • Follow up from Paul and Lauren - Question of the Month Strategy of Transition Assessment (for students)

-coaching questions for resource staff


High Quality Student Evaluations High Quality Student Evaluations are based on rules established through both State and Federal special education law, along with best practice standards, and conducted by a highly skilled educational team. Evaluations require a systematic process that includes a thorough collection and review of relevant data from a variety of sources and result in the rejection or establishment of one of the 13 Michigan special education eligibility categories. Eligibility is contingent upon ruling out a number of confounding factors that may account for the student’s diminished performance including limited English proficiency, lack of appropriate instruction, and/or environmental, economic, or cultural disadvantage. Further, eligibility for special education exists only if both eligibility and need for special education services are present.

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) means organized and planned instructional activities typically provided by a qualified special education professional that modify, as appropriate, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction. What makes instruction truly individualized and specially designed for a student with an IEP and different from what a student without an IEP receives is how the instruction is linked to the student’s IEP goals and objectives. SDI is planned, organized and meaningful in that it is an intentional and systematic process that specifically addresses the student's needs as expressed in the IEP goals and objectives.

Program Evaluation Program Evaluation is the use of research-based methods to systematically investigate the effectiveness of programs/services, to inform decision-making, and to ultimately improve educational outcomes. Program evaluation entails asking questions in one or more of four different domains: (1) program/service need and design, (2) program implementation, (3) program impact, (4) and program efficiency.

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Open Committee Professional Learning Committees: Developing Leaders


Karlie Parker
Karlie Parker

  • Developing Leaders will take place: Feb. 14th, April 11th, and June 13th 8:30-10:15
  • Please encourage members to register!

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) means organized and planned instructional activities typically provided by a qualified special education professional that modify, as appropriate, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction. What makes instruction truly individualized and specially designed for a student with an IEP and different from what a student without an IEP receives is how the instruction is linked to the student’s IEP goals and objectives. SDI is planned, organized and meaningful in that it is an intentional and systematic process that specifically addresses the student's needs as expressed in the IEP goals and objectives.

Skilled Staff Skilled Staff systematically individualize instructional variables to maximize the learning outcomes of students with IEPs. They identify and use evidence-based practices appropriate to their professional preparation and are most effective. Skilled staff use regular progress monitoring to accurately measure the learning progress of students with IEPs, and they individualize instruction variables in response to assessment results. They create safe, effective, and culturally responsive learning environments by using behavior change practices that are evidence-based, embracing the use of positive behavior supports that respect the culture, dignity, and basic human rights of students with IEPs. Skilled staff engage in the objective and systematic evaluation of themselves, colleagues, services, and programs for the purpose of continuous improvement of professional performance. They promote opportunities for parent education using accurate, culturally appropriate information and professional methods.

Program Evaluation Program Evaluation is the use of research-based methods to systematically investigate the effectiveness of programs/services, to inform decision-making, and to ultimately improve educational outcomes. Program evaluation entails asking questions in one or more of four different domains: (1) program/service need and design, (2) program implementation, (3) program impact, (4) and program efficiency.

  • ECSE and Inclusive Preschool Programming
  • Non-Public Service Plans (evaluation and service delivery)
  • Adult Education and Specialized Instruction
  • Staff Shortages-Teachers, Ancillary, and Support
  • Collaborating with Building Principals
  • Split Funding Options for Special Education/Intervention Staff in a MTSS Model