Using Assessment Results to Make Educational Decisions

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List and explain three instructional decisions that are made after a student has been found eligible for special education. Specialized Instruction: Includes modifications of instructional content, methods and delivery to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The team needs to ensure that these methods are supported and successful. IEP Annual Goals : Annual goals are included in the IEP for a student that is identified. They act as a guide in order to assist the team to assess what the expected growth the student should have by the end of that year. Related Services: Students are eligible for related services that allow for the development of skills in specific areas such as audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, counseling services, and medical services (Salvia, Ysseldyke, & Bolt, 2013). What constitutes a valid assessment under the IDEA? A valid assessment must be conducted by trained and knowledgeable personnel in accordance with the instructions given by the producer of the test. The test must also be delivered in a mode that is accessible for all students to not interfere with the validity of results. The test cannot be racially or culturally discriminatory and it should be administered in the child’s native language. (Salvia, et al., 2013) 1. Tests to be selected and administered so they are racially and culturally nondiscriminatory.
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