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ESE601: Students With Exceptionalities in the School Setting

ESE601: Week 5 – Assignment

Week 5 – Assignment

Instructional Planning: Assessment to Practice Plan

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

In previous weeks, you have learned that evaluation results provide the necessary information to create clear and comprehensive present levels of academic and functional performance. These levels of performance highlight student strengths and deficit areas, and this critical information is used to generate annual goals. In this week’s discussion forum post, you had the opportunity to revisit Henry’s evaluation results and create three IEP goals using the SMART goal format.

Now that you have created annual goals, you need to determine if the student is making adequate progress towards meeting or exceeding these objectives. Essentially, you are determining the effectiveness of the student’s special education programming.

For this assignment, you will create a progress monitoring plan that will highlight how student progress is being measured and reported while aligning assessment to practice components. Use the when completing this assignment. Be sure to thoroughly complete each section of the template, as this will emphasize the decision-making process and demonstrate a strong alignment with the assessment and evaluations results.

Prepare

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

Reflect

As you navigate this assignment consider

  • How does the assessment to practice cycle incorporate alignment of student needs, goal development, evidence-based instruction, and progress monitoring?
  • How does student data drive the decision-making process?
  • What are the importance and value of using evaluation results and data to accurately create annual goals?
  • How does the SMART goal format drive your instructional practices?
  • How to incorporate ethical principles when choosing and implementing assessment practices with fidelity and integrity.
  • How will these progress monitoring practices help you determine the effectiveness of special educational programming?

Take Action

Content Instructions:

Use support from your assignment reading, the Instructor Guidance, and the discussions. In your paper,

  • Complete the eleven sections (Sections I-XI) of the Progress Monitoring Plan template  downloadin their entirety.
    • Summarize Henry’s evaluation results (Section I).
    • List present levels of performance (Section II).
    • State the three annual goals you developed in this week’s discussion forum post (Section III).
    • Identify assessment/progress-monitoring tools used to evaluate and monitor student progress (Section IV).
    • Indicate the frequency of the assessment/progress-monitoring and data collection process for Henry (Sections V-VI).
    • Identify which team members are responsible for collecting, storing, and sharing this data (Sections VII-VIII).
    • Create a communication plan for ethically sharing this data with the IEP team (Sections IX-X).
    • Reflect on how these data will be used to make instructional decisions (Section XI).

Next StepsReview and Submit the Assignment

Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to ensure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit your document no later than Day 7.

ePortfolio and Assignment Submission Instructions

  • Submit Your Assignment: You will need to submit your assignment to both Waypoint and Folio.

Part 1: Submit Assignment to Waypoint

Submit your assignment to Waypoint using the Assignment Submission button (within your classroom).

Part 2: Add Assignment to Folio

A part of this assignment is adding your work to Folio. Folio is your free digital portfolio tool to visually showcase your academic and professional accomplishments and experiences. You can access Folio by clicking on the “Account” link in the global navigation of this course, and selecting “Folio,” or, by clicking the button in your classroom.

To learn more about setting up your Folio account and adding future assignments, view Setting Up and Using Folio (Links to an external site.).

Success Tip: Start preparing now for the Week 6 final paper!

  • The Week 6 assignment involves creating a resource manual for Mr. Franklin. Preparation for this assignment must begin early to make certain you are thinking ahead and saving your work. Review the full instructions for the Week 6 assignment for more information.

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