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-Where will data collection occur? Tip: Clearly identify each relevant setting or context in which data will be collected. Don’t broadly describe the setting or context (e.g., in the general educationsetting) or omit it completely.When will data collection occur? Tip: Maintain a consistent data-collection schedule.
How well will the student need to perform in order to achieve his or her stated IEP goals (i.e., performance criteria)?: Use the performance criterion from the annual goal.◦ Link: formative assessments [definition]: A system of providing continual feedback about students’ preconceptions and performances to both learners and instructors; an ongoing evaluation of student learning.◦ Audio: Tamara McLean explains how different types of assessments help to inform bothgeneral education and special education teachers on a student’s progress: “To make our instruction valid we need to know exactly where they are”◦ Legislation and Litigation [box]: The use of “teacher observation” by itself is not a legitimate way of monitoring student progress - Board of Education of the Rhinebeck Central School District, 2003, p. 148. The progress monitoring plan should be clear and easy to understand. The data collected should be used to adjust the IEP document as needed - Escambia County Public School System (2004)• Reporting Progress to Parents◦ The parents of a 2nd-grade student who only receives special education services for readingmight receive... [bullet points]The same weekly academic and behavior updates as the other parentsA report card every nine weeks with grades for all of their child’s subjectsA report on her progress toward meeting her annual IEP goals in reading◦ Things to keep in mind when reporting progress to parents [bullet points]Avoid using jargonUse graphs to provide visual representations of the dataPresent information in parent’s home language whenever possibleState clearly whether the student is on track to meet her annual goals◦ Audio: Tamara McLean explains two different ways that teachers at her school report progressto parents: IEP progress reports and progress monitoring data • Implications of Endrew on Progress Monitoring and Reporting: The Supreme Court’s ruling requires that a higher substantive standard must now be used to determine educational benefit: An IEP must be “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”◦ Legislation and Litigation [box]: A substantive standard not focused on student progress would do little to remedy the pervasive and tragic academic stagnation that prompted Congress to act. - Endrew Case◦ For Your Information: There is probably less substantive compliance with this component of the IEP than any other. Too often teachers don’t understand how to effectively collect and interpret data.