Category Archives: Special Education

Special Education – December 2017

Improvements in Special Education Evaluation & Eligibility In November, I provided information about the AW case and the impact of the ALJ’s decision.  That information can be found in A. W. Due Process Decision and Impact Upon Current Special Education … Continue reading

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Special Education – November 2017

Due Process Decision and Impact Upon Current Special Education Evaluation Practice This summer, a decision by an Iowa administrative law judge (ALJ) called into question aspects of Iowa’s procedures for determining how students qualify for special education.  The ALJ confirmed … Continue reading

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Special Education – October 2017

FAST Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education FAST assessments may be written into some of your students’ IEPs.  For these students, the IEP mostly likely dictates that progress monitoring should occur every two weeks.  This means that your teachers … Continue reading

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Special Education – September 2017

FAST Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education FAST assessments may be written into some of your students’ IEPs.  For these students, the IEP mostly likely dictates that progress monitoring should occur every two weeks.  This means that your teachers … Continue reading

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Special Education – August 2017

Special Education Director Network Special Education Director Network meetings will occur three times throughout the school year. Special Education Directors, building administrators, and special education coaches are welcome to attend to learn more about current issues in special education. Meeting … Continue reading

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Special Education – May 2017

June 6 & 7 – Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Great Prairie AEA will offer two summer opportunities for school teams who want to be trained in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (aka CPI) training.  Participants will be trained in a safe, non-harmful response … Continue reading

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Special Education – April 2017

Supreme Court Ruling on FAPE On March 22, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous decision today in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1.  The Court articulated the following standard for a FAPE: “To meet … Continue reading

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