|SERC PD Opportunities - “Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities"|
Implementing CT’s “Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities"
Connecticut’s 2009 “Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities” requires changes in practice affecting all members of school teams. This professional development opportunity, which supports districts’ implementation of CT’s State Performance Plan Indicators 5, 9, and 10, utilizes a case study professional development model and facilitated dialogue. The focus of the training is on examining elementary-school literacy data and interventions, monitoring student progress, and determining the presence of a suspected learning disability.
Using Assessment and Progress Monitoring to Link SRBI to CT’s “Guidelines for Identifying Learning Disabilities”
Improving student achievement requires an effective decision-making process that supports changes in instructional practice targeted at eliminating CT’s achievement gaps. This professional development opportunity addresses the fundamental principles of assessment: selecting technically adequate and valid assessment procedures that consider cultural factors, using data in a systematic manner to monitor student progress, and, when appropriate, incorporating the data to determine special education exceptionality.