Presentation on theme: "BEESS Support for Assistive Technology"— Presentation transcript:
1BEESS Support for Assistive Technology Leanne Grillot, BEESS Program SpecialistFree Powerpoint Templates
2Reauthorization Principles NASDSE’s ESEAReauthorization Principles-If the principles of RtI and UDL are applied in classroom instruction and assessments, then there is no need to continue the current ‘carve out’ for 2% of students with disabilities to take an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards.-However, until such time as UDL and RtI are fully implemented nationwide, NASDSE believes that the ESEA should permit this 2% ‘carve out’ in the ESEA regulations.
3PARCCPartnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)Florida is one of 12 Governing Board States. There are now 24 total participating states.Goals of PARCC –Build a pathway to college and career readiness for all studentsCreate better assessmentsSupport educators in the classroomMake better use of technology in assessments
4of technology in assessments Make better useof technology in assessmentsPARCC will leverage emerging technology in assessments, bringing K-12 assessments into the 21st centuryThe assessment data will be shared via real-time reports with educators, parents and other stakeholders so they can all be armed with the data they need to ensure students stay on track to graduationFull administration of PARCC assessments begin September 2014
5How FDLRS Tech helps-monitor assessment techniques for students who access learning through technologyFree Powerpoint Templates
6House Bill 7197 Digital Learning -At least one course required for high school graduation to be completed through online learning-Requires all statewide end-of-course assessments to be adminstrated online beginning with the school year
7How FDLRS Tech helps -get prepared for online testing -Assist schools in determining accessibility for online learning-get prepared for online testingFree Powerpoint Templates
8Assistive Technology Devices House Bill 1255Education AccountabilityAssistive Technology Devices- If IEP team makes a recommendation that a student with a disability receive an assistive technology assessment, that assessment must be completed within 60 school days after the team’s recommendation.
9Is consideration the same assessment/evaluation? Ask the IEP team:What is it we want this student to do that he/she isn’t able to do because of his/her disability?Would assistive technology enable this student to meet this goal?
10What is an assistive technology assessment (evaluation)? Any service that directly assists a student with a disbility in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.This term includes:The evaluation of the needs of a student with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the student in the student’s customary environment.
11What does the 60 school-days timeline mean? IEP team meeting decisionMust have informed parental consentThis is considered a reevaluationThis does not apply to section 504
12The IEP team must consider the request What if a parent requests an assistive technology assessment (evaluation)?The IEP team must consider the request
13Support the IEP team members How FDLRS Tech helpsGet the word outBe the modelSupport the IEP team membersFree Powerpoint Templates
14Multi-tiered System of Student Supports MTSSS-PHASE I, :Problem Solving and RtI-PHASE II, :MTSSS