Special Education Process
 


10 Basic Steps in Special Education
This information identifies the process by which children are identified as having a disability and in need of special education and related services.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

ADA Requirements: Testing Accommodations 
This Guidance Document discusses the obligation of testing entities, both private and public, to ensure that the test scores of individuals with disabilities accurately reflect the individual's aptitude, achievement, or the skill that the exam purports to measure, rather than his or her disability.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice


ADE Exceptional Student Services
This website offers complete information for all Arizona special education programs regarding regulations, procedures, and compliance. Information and resources for specific special education areas are available.
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

ADE Program Support and Monitoring
This website offers necessary information and documents for all Arizona special education directors.
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

Determining When a Student Requires Paraeducator Support
This article outlines the rationale for developing the process of assigning paraeducator support and then describes the formal, decision-making model, its benefits, and its effects.
Authors: Patricia H. Mueller and Francis V. Murphy
Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: TEACHING Exceptional Children

Educating Students with Disabilities: History, Trends, and Best Practices 
This brief provides a short summary of the historical evolution of special education and related laws, highlights key trends at the intersection of special education and school reform, and outlines effective strategies for educating students with disabilities.
Author: Lauren Morando Rhim
Publication Date: June 2012
Publisher: Stand for Children Leadership Center

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Data-Driven Instruction/Intervention
This resource explains how Humboldt Elementary created a data-friendly, collaborative culture. Using color-coded data walls, teachers examine the data of all students then work together to provide interventions. Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Measurable IEP Goals Training Module
The purpose of this training module is to increase the knowledge and skills of special education teachers in writing measurable IEP goals.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services


Others with Knowledge or Special Expertise About the Child
This information explains that the IEP team may also include additional individuals with knowledge or special expertise about the child, including related services personnel, as appropriate.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Placement and School Discipline
This article takes an in-depth look at how a student placement can be affected by disciplinary actions at school.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Results-Driven Accountability: RDA
This document fully explains the Results-Driven Accountability process developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to guide States in improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Publisher: Office of Special Education Programs

RTI-Based SLD Identification Toolkit
This Toolkit provides a clear vision of best practice related to an RTI-based SLD Identification process. With this vision, school systems can develop structures to ensure that the identification process for specific learning disabilities facilitates decision making about instructional decisions to improve outcomes for students. 
Authors: Candace Cortiella, Sue Gamm, Claudia Rinaldi, and Steve Goodman
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: RTI Action Network


Special Education Process 
This flow chart demonstrates the special education process from Child Find through referral, evaluation, IEP development, and reevaluation.
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

Special Education Start-Up and Implementation Tools for Charter School Leaders and Special Education Managers
This comprehensive guide includes each special education component and ways to support school staff in meeting the needs of all students.
Authors: Beth Giovannetti and Nancy Opalack
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: National Charter School Resource Center, American Institutes for Research

Why Do Professionals Refer Parents of Children with Disabilities to Raising Special Kids?
Raising Special Kids, Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center, provides free support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. Information includes how to refer a family, what to expect after a referral, and training opportunities.
Publisher: Raising Special Kids

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