Why STAAR is not appropriate Why Modified/Alternate is appropriate All eligibility criteria are met Based on multiple sources of data Not based solely on previous state assessment ARD Committee decision Not cap-driven administrative decision Based on educational need and instruction Not solely based on: disability category/race/SES/attendance service time/service location
Participation Requirements: Are you sure about your district?
Participation Requirements: Raise your hand! If you…
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
How is the student performing on academic tasks that are affected by his or her disability?
A “well-rounded picture of the whole student” Parents Student Teachers Service Providers
PLAAFP should Provide a focus or a spotlight on the child’s needs Serve as a preview as to which skills will need some instructional support and focus Provide specific baseline data supporting their area of need
You do not want…. Plaafp-lac Noun: The absence of a well-written PLAAFP based on data
General Curriculum Involvement Progress Disability
Does the student’s disability affect his/her ability to master the grade level TEKS? TEKS Expectations Can the student tackle the grade level TEKS as written? or Modified TEKS Prerequisite Skills Enrolled Gr. Level
Changes to instructional materials, procedures, or techniques that allow a student with disabilities to participate in grade-level instruction and testing Individualized for each student Used routinely in instruction and testing Evaluated regularly for effectiveness
Alternate Question #1: As determined by his FIE (8-28-09) and ARD Committee meeting (5-2-11), Aaron meets the criteria as having the disability condition of an intellectual disability. Significant Cognitive Disability
ESC Region XIII Special Education Compliance, Inclusion, and Access Worksheets/Alignment/Additional Information: Laura Abbott firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Graduation: Elizabeth Danner firstname.lastname@example.org@esc13.txed.net 512-919-5182 Disability: Joy Hunsucker email@example.com@esc13.txed.net 512-919-5177 STAAR Alternate: Ann Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org@esc13.txed.net 512-919-5167 GOBs/Accommodations/Services/STAAR Modified: Cathy Miller email@example.com 512-919-5160 firstname.lastname@example.org