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A Reflective Process to Examine the Quality of IEPs The purpose of the Educational Benefit Review Process is to provide a structured reflective process to assess the whether an IEP is reasonably calculated to provide educational benefit. This process assists educators and families in examining the characteristics of IEPs that increase student access to, participation in, and progress in general education by providing an appropriate education. The purpose of the Educational Benefit Review Process is to determine whether the design of the IEP was reasonably calculated for the student to receive educational benefit. This document provides a background into the development of the Educational Benefit Review Process, as well as an overview of the process itself and a bibliography of…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2015
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
The purpose of this review is to determine if the policies, practices, and procedures are consistent with the requirements of the IDEA.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2015
  • Resource Type file: .DOC(X), document
This brochure was developed to assist families and school personnel as they plan for students with disabilities enrolled in choice programs in Connecticut.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2003
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Conclusions and recommendations of the Early Reading Success Panel, including competencies required for reading success. View Report (External Link)Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Literacy
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2000
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Beyond the Blueprint provides a broader, deeper, well-informed research-based orientation required to help older students develop into highly literate citizens.  Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Literacy
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2007
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
The following video clips are of data teams in action, and educators discussing their experiences in the Data Teams Project (Literacy).Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Literacy
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2012
  • Resource Type Video
This SERCWorks issue describes some of the highlights of the Analyzing Literacy Data for Tiers of Instruction project, which helps school-based data teams establish and enhance the systems necessary to inform instruction and raise the literacy achievement of their students. Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Literacy
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2011
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
This document provides information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations, and policies affecting special education programs and services. These protections, rights and opportunities will best help students with disabilities reach their full potential when parents, families and schools work collaboratively. Setting high expectations for students and high standards for programs will provide the greatest opportunities for a successful adult life. Available in English and Spanish. Download PDF (English) Download PDF (Spanish)Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2007
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
A Checklist for School Nurses Donna D. Merritt, Ph.D., CCC School nurses, particularly those in elementary schools, may have the broadest perspective of the students in their building, as they can observe children grow and communicate in various settings over multiple years. Their experience with typical development is a valuable reference point for appraising speech and language skills in children with disabilities as well as those presenting indications of being at risk. As school nurses have frequent contact with teachers, other student support services professionals, and families, they can be instrumental in sharing information about speech and language concerns. Their perspective and input can be influential in preventing speech and language problems, intervening early, or facilitating referral for a speech…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2012
  • Resource Type Article (web page), file: .PDF
"Promising Practice” Ideas for Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gaps Donna D. Merritt, Ph.D., CCC Vocabulary proficiency has been documented to be a primary predictor in learning to read, and, subsequently, reading to learn in the content areas. As established by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley in "Meaningful Differences in the Lives of …" (1995), administrators, general and special educators, and student support services professionals cannot assume that all children come to school having had sufficient opportunities listening to and experimenting with words. Linking vocabulary instruction to stories using word origins is a viable teaching approach that is appealing to students at all grade levels. It is also effective, as typically developing and at-risk students, as well as those with identified…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Special Education, Support Services
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2012
  • Resource Type Article (web page)
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