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1 High School vs. College Bridging the Gap between Disability Services in HS and College

2 Round 1 College Responsibilities Student Responsibilities Disability Laws College Vs High School Teaching, Studies & Tests Final QuestionQuestion

3 College Responsibilities 100 True or False: Colleges are responsible for providing personal or private tutors. False Tutoring services MAY be available and must be as accessible to persons with disabilities as those without. At most colleges, tutoring is available to everyone, but may not be available in every subject.

4 College Responsibilities 200 True or False: Colleges MUST provide assistive technology to students and will charge students for these services. False Postsecondary schools receiving federal financial aid must provide accommodations (other than personal aids like hearing aids, computer, home computer software, eyeglasses, etc.) at NO cost to the student

5 College Responsibilities 300 True or False: Colleges are only required to provide assistive technology and services for students in career programs or those seeking a degree. False Students with disabilities who are auditing classes (taking a class for no grade/credit) or who otherwise are not working for a degree must be provided the same services.

6 College Responsibilities 400 Once you graduate from HS, educational institutions are no longer required to provide which: A.Accommodations B.Longer testing time, note takers, scribes C.Personal Aids C Personal aids include equipment and devices that are specific to an individual like eye glasses, wheel chairs, hearing aids, etc.

7 College Responsibilities 500 Name two forms of Assistive Technology Taped Texts, note takers, interpreters, readers, screen readers, television enlargers, calculators, Braille calculators- printers-type writers, telephone headset amplifiers, etc.

8 Student Responsibilities 100 True or False: Colleges students are responsible for knowing where to locate information, assistance, and study support TRUE There is not a “main office”-where you go depends on what you need. Many colleges have student support services Advising Financial Aid Tutoring Disability Services

9 Student Responsibilities 200 True or False: In order for a student to receive academic accommodations, a student must meet with Disability Services and provide adequate documentation of a disability that effects academics. TRUE Different colleges require different documentation of a disability-it’s your responsibility to know what the college you’re attending needs. You are responsible for the costs of needed documentation/assessments

10 Student Responsibilities 300 In order for your parents to have access to your student records and/or represent you, YOU MUST submit written_______. CONSENT or PERMISSION It’s a violation of FERPA to release information to anyone other than the student.

11 Student Responsibilities 400 In college, there is no one to blame for not waking up on time, not eating properly, or not washing your clothes. You will be held _____ for your behavior. ACCOUNTABLE or RESPONSIBLE College students must learn to budget their time as well as their finances. Start now to learn how to balance school, sleep, homework, and social time so that you will be prepared for the rigors of college.

12 Student Responsibilities 500 In HS, school staff identifies students as having a disability and provide evaluation at no cost. In college, students must self-identify to this office and provide appropriate documentation. DISABILITY SERVICES Every college has someone responsible for Disability Services you just have to seek them out.

13 Disability Laws 100 What does ADA stand for? AMERICANS with DISABIILITIES ACT ADA is about access not success…success is in the hands of the student!

14 Disability Laws 200 In HS, students obtain an IEP which stands for what? INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN

15 Disability Laws 300 True or False: Your IEP or 504 Plan automatically follows you to college. FALSE The IEP and 504 Plan may be enough to get you academic accommodations at the college level. You will most likely be asked to provide more information and every college has different requirements

16 Disability Laws 400 All infants, children, and adults requiring special education services are covered under IDEA and Section 504 until they reach this age or graduate from HS. 21 Or the Day before their 22 nd birthday.

17 Disability Laws 500 Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and ADA are about _____ to facilities, programs, and services in college and work. ACCESS

18 College vs. HS 100 True or False: College classes are all held in the same building False Classes are held at many different sites on and off campus…you may start on one end of campus and your next class is at the other end. It is important to plan your classes carefully to allow time to get from one class to the next.

19 College vs. HS 200 College class times vary from : A. 50 minutes – 4 hours B minutes C.All classes are the same length A Some classes will be held in a lab setting, clinical for nursing students may be held at area hospitals or nursing homes.

20 College vs. HS 300 Full time College Instructors: A. Have set office hours B.Will tutor students C.Are on campus daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A Instructors may not be as easily accessible as your HS teachers, since class meets less frequently. Set up an appointment to talk with your instructor if you have questions or concerns. Adjunct faculty may only be on campus for that one class and may not have office hours.

21 College vs. HS 400 In HS, schedules are rigid with constant supervision. In college there is greater flexibility in schedules with classes meeting 1-4 times per week. Who is responsible for supervising your college schedule? YOU College advisors can help plan out your schedule. It’s important to see them before each semester, and early into registration!

22 College vs. HS 500 If student placement scores show they don’t read, write or do math at a college level, the college might: A.Require developmental/remedial courses B.Put students in classes they aren’t prepared for C.Make students go back to high school A Colleges use placement tests like ACT, COMPASS, etc. to place students in classes that match their present skills

23 Teaching, Studies, and Tests 100 True or False: In college, teachers modify curriculum and alter assignments as outlined in a student’s IEP or 504 plan. FALSE College instructors are NOT required to modify, design, or alter assignments or deadlines if it would fundamentally alter the course or cause undue administrative hardship.

24 Teaching, Studies, and Tests 200 Attendance in college is: A.Required B.Recommended C.Optional D.All of the Above D Missing class may mean missing new assignments, discussion about readings, pop quizzes, possible test questions, and information that is shared by the instructor that may not be in the textbook.

25 Teaching, Studies, and Tests 300 True or False: College instructors generally hold tests frequently. FALSE Testing is generally periodic and may be cover large amounts of material. Make up tests are seldom an option. If they are the STUDENT is responsible for requesting them.

26 Teaching, Studies, and Tests 400 Grading and test format changes (multiple choice vs. essay) are generally NOT available in college, however accommodations in HOW tests are give are available with proper documentation. Name one accommodation for testing. EXTENDED TEST TIME, TESTING IN A REDUCED-DISTRACTION AREA, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

27 Teaching, Studies, and Tests 500 When taking college courses, students usually need to study how many hours outside of class for every hour in class? 2-3 HOURS English 101 meets 3 days/week for 1 hour, how many hours of study? Studying includes reading your textbooks, taking notes over readings, writing assignments, doing research, rewriting/editing class notes, preparing for exams, etc.!

28 Final Question Important Documents

29 College instructors hand out this form during their first class. It contains course expectations, assignments, their contact information, grading scale, attendance expectations, and more. Name this VERY important document. SYLLABUS


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