Ease Your IEP Anxiety With One Simple Solution
Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
Estle Reaves is a Senior Account Executive for SEAS Education. His primary territory is the state of Arkansas. He has been with SEAS Education for the past 10 years. Estle has a B.S. in Computer Science, from the University of Arkansas and also certified in the complete SEAS product Suite. Estle has extensive experience in the implementation of districts as well as providing customer service and end user training to SEAS Accounts.
The DOE letter released in November 2015 is the most recent clarification of IEP development that schools have received in years This letter understandably caused some fear and anxiety among school district officials. The letter speaks to the dichotomy between the fact that IEPs have to simultaneously address the child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) and that IEP goals must be aligned with grade-level standards (with the exception of children with the most significant cognitive disabilities).
This leaves school administrators and special education directors asking “Where exactly are my students’ goals and objectives coming from?”
Sometimes it’s hard to know, and not being sure that your PLAAFP statements, goals and objectives are based on individualized data leaves you open to… you guessed it: litigation. If your IEPs are not designed individually for improved student performance, then you’re leaving your district vulnerable to possible costly lawsuits. The responsibility of producing state-aligned, legally defensible and accurate IEPs falls directly on our teachers and staff, which justly makes effective IEP writing difficult and stressful.
There is a way to not only ease staff fears and anxiety about writing IEPs, but also ensure each child’s IEP is individualized, accurate and compliant, every time.
Join our free webinar and see how CLASS Online Assessment and Plan Builder saves time and energy creating state-aligned student assessments and building quality IEPs. During this webinar you’ll learn:
• What the new DOE standards letter means for your district and your IEPs.
• How to use a skills-based gap analysis to build accurate, results driven IEPs based on a student’s current performance.
• How to consistently deliver high quality IEPs across a diverse set of educators.
Even if you can’t attend live you should still register! We’ll be sending out information and recordings after the webinar to all registrants.