Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

West Virginia Department of Education Introducing ……. Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "West Virginia Department of Education Introducing ……. Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities."— Presentation transcript:

1 West Virginia Department of Education Introducing ……. Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities

2 West Virginia Department of Education Session IV Chapter 6 Administration of Services Presented by… Lynn Boyer, Ph.D. Executive Director Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning

3 West Virginia Department of Education Introducing…. Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities

4 West Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning

5 West Virginia Department of Education TRAINING COMPONENTS Presentation Presentation Supplementary materials Supplementary materials Participant notes Participant notes Policy 2419 (final document or bill Policy 2419 (final document or bill analysis version) analysis version) Participant questions and WVDE responses Participant questions and WVDE responses Training calendar Training calendar Policy 2419 Training Synopsis Policy 2419 Training Synopsis

6 West Virginia Department of Education Policy 2419 Session I Chapters 1-5 Session II Chapter 4 RTI Session III Chapter 7 Discipline Session IV Chapter 6 Administration Of Services Session V Chapters 8-11

7 West Virginia Department of Education Session IV Map Chapter 6 Efficient and Effective Administration to Ensure FAPE Provision of Services Highly Qualified Personnel Adequate Staff Introduction (basis for revisions) - Case Management -Instructional Periods * Pre-K * Integrated Classrooms * Sp. Ed. Classrooms

8 West Virginia Department of Education ADVANCE ORGANIZER The purpose of this session is to: Provide an introduction with regard to the basis of the revised caseload standards; Provide an introduction with regard to the basis of the revised caseload standards; Discuss the provision of efficient and effective administration of special education services with regard to staffing; and Discuss the provision of efficient and effective administration of special education services with regard to staffing; and Continue the dialogue regarding these revisions. Continue the dialogue regarding these revisions.

9 West Virginia Department of Education Goals of Policy 2419 Raise achievement Raise achievement Meet needs of administrators, general education and special education teachers regarding systems change Meet needs of administrators, general education and special education teachers regarding systems change Focus on how research has informed us with regard to improving results Focus on how research has informed us with regard to improving results

10 West Virginia Department of Education Considerations for Policy Revision (WVDE initiatives, research and federal guidance) Fewer students will be identified due to PreK-3 early intervention services Fewer students will be identified due to PreK-3 early intervention services Increasingly, special education teachers will be teaching/supporting in the general education classroom Increasingly, special education teachers will be teaching/supporting in the general education classroom Number of students with exceptionalities Number of students with exceptionalities in the general education classroom will increase in the general education classroom will increase

11 West Virginia Department of Education Considerations for Policy Revision (WVDE initiatives, research and federal guidance) Principals expertise in flexible use of funds and staff will increase Principals expertise in flexible use of funds and staff will increase Special education teachers will become more accountable for their students learning Special education teachers will become more accountable for their students learning

12 West Virginia Department of Education Purpose of Revised Caseloads At the district level, allow more flexibility in hiring staff At the district level, allow more flexibility in hiring staff At the school level, allow principals to schedule staff to maximize use of teacher expertise to meet student needs At the school level, allow principals to schedule staff to maximize use of teacher expertise to meet student needs Use facilities more effectively Use facilities more effectively Address certification issues Address certification issues

13 West Virginia Department of Education Essential Question How can special education services be administered efficiently and effectively to ensure the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)? How can special education services be administered efficiently and effectively to ensure the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

14 West Virginia Department of Education Provision of Services p. 76 Appropriate grouping for specially designed instruction Appropriate grouping for specially designed instruction IEPs must be developed to reflect: IEPs must be developed to reflect: high expectations high expectations alignment with content standards alignment with content standards evaluation of student progress evaluation of student progress

15 West Virginia Department of Education Provision of Staff p. 76 Highly qualified personnel includes: Highly qualified personnel includes: personnel who meet the requirements of personnel who meet the requirements of IDEA 2004, NCLB and WV Board Policy IDEA 2004, NCLB and WV Board Policy adequate personnel for IEP implementation adequate personnel for IEP implementation trained and supervised service personnel trained and supervised service personnel knowledgeable and skilled general education teachers knowledgeable and skilled general education teachers

16 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards Case Management All WV Pre-K Classrooms Integrated Classrooms Special Education Classrooms Children With Develop. Delays pp

17 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards-Case Management p. 78 Case management responsibilities include procedural/accountability tasks p. 78 Case management responsibilities include procedural/accountability tasks Maximum Limits for Case Management Maximum Limits for Case Management Individual teacher caseloads (case management and instructional) must be carefully considered to ensure IEP implementation Individual teacher caseloads (case management and instructional) must be carefully considered to ensure IEP implementation

18 West Virginia Department of Education Staffing for Case Management/Procedural Accountability p. 78 Maximum Limits for Case Management Assignments Teachers of Students with Developmental Delays ages Teachers of the Gifted 45 Speech Therapists 50 Teachers of All Other Exceptionalities 30 See Class Size Requirement for Instructional Period

19 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards-WV Pre-K p. 78 ALL WV Pre-K classrooms p. 78 ALL WV Pre-K classrooms Policy 2419 reflects the requirements of Policy 2525 Policy 2419 reflects the requirements of Policy 2525

20 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards p. 79 Caseload standards for integrated classrooms are: Caseload standards for integrated classrooms are: BEST PRACTICE BEST PRACTICE NOT NOT REQUIRED REQUIRED

21 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards- Integrated Classrooms p. 79 To maximize the effectiveness of instruction for all students with disabilities, excluding those with speech/language impairments, receiving specially designed instruction in general education settings should approximate natural proportions that are no more than 30% of the total class enrollment when integrated classrooms are established in the four core academic subjects. i.e. Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. p. 79 To maximize the effectiveness of instruction for all students with disabilities, excluding those with speech/language impairments, receiving specially designed instruction in general education settings should approximate natural proportions that are no more than 30% of the total class enrollment when integrated classrooms are established in the four core academic subjects. i.e. Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math.

22 West Virginia Department of Education Caseload Standards- Integrated Classrooms p. 79 For integrated classrooms where instructional responsibilities are shared, the special educator should not be assigned to more than two co-teaching or integrated classrooms during one instructional block. The special educator should meet with the class on a consistent schedule that provides support to the students and to the general educator. p. 79 For integrated classrooms where instructional responsibilities are shared, the special educator should not be assigned to more than two co-teaching or integrated classrooms during one instructional block. The special educator should meet with the class on a consistent schedule that provides support to the students and to the general educator.

23 West Virginia Department of Education Maximum Number of Students per Instructional Period Based on Level of Need pp Special Education Programmatic Level Early Childhood Grades K - 4 Middle Childhood Grades Adolescent Education Grades 9 – 12 Level I Service Needs Level II Service Needs 12minimum staffing ratio 1:6*12minimum 1:6*12minimum 1:6* Level III Service Needs 8 minimum staffing ratio 1:4**8 1:4**8 1:4**

24 West Virginia Department of Education Consideration of Areas for Level of Need p Consideration of Areas for Level of Need p Cognition Cognition Academic performance Academic performance Social interaction Social interaction Emotional/behavior areas Emotional/behavior areas Communication Communication Sensory abilities Sensory abilities Perceptual abilities Perceptual abilities Motor abilities Motor abilities Health/medical areas Health/medical areas Other areas related to their disability Other areas related to their disability

25 West Virginia Department of Education Waivers p. 83 May be requested in writing May be requested in writing May require an on-site visit May require an on-site visit Considered case-by-case Considered case-by-case Valid only for current school year Valid only for current school year

26 West Virginia Department of Education When Are Caseloads Effective? p. 83 In use current (Appendix E) In use current (Appendix E) In use current or new In use current or new In use new In use new

27 West Virginia Department of Education Closing Questions Questions Responses to questions submitted will be posted within three business days on the Introducing…Policy 2419 and the OSP websites Responses to questions submitted will be posted within three business days on the Introducing…Policy 2419 and the OSP websites Evaluation Evaluation


Download ppt "West Virginia Department of Education Introducing ……. Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google