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34 Cards in this Set

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ongoing measuring, collecting, and bringing together information about a child’s present level of performance and using the information for program planning.
Assessment Portfolios
collections of work samples that document student progress in one or more subject areas.
Alternate Assessment
The assessment procedure that is used for a student with a disability who does not participate in the statewide assessment program. This assessment is identified and documented on the student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
Arena Assessment
a planned observation process that includes a facilitator, a coach, observers, and the family.
Child Find
a federal requirement that each state identify and track the number of students with disabilities and plan for their educational needs.
working with others to accomplish shared, identified goals and cooperating willingly.
Continuum of Services
a full range of service options for students with disabilities provided by the school system.
Developmental Domains
physical (fine and gross), cognitive, communication/language, social/emotional, and adaptive.
Developmental Portfolios
collections of work samples that document student progress in one or more developmental domains.
a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Due Process
ensures that everyone with a stake in the student’s educational success has a voice; also addresses written notification to parents for referral and testing for special education, parental consent, and guidelines for conflict medication, appeals, and record keeping.
Early Intervention (EI)
refers to services and supports for children under the age of three
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
efers to services and supports for children ages three to five years.
Established Condition
a genetic or medical condition confirmed by a licensed physician and establishes service eligibility.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
the name used in Florida to describe special education services and programs for students with a disability or who are gifted.
Family-centered Approach
an approach in EI and ECSE that recognizes the family as the constant in the child’s life, respect the family’s central role in the development of the child, and respects the family’s role in decision making.
ree Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
a federal regulation that specifies that all children with disabilities including children with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school are entitled to a free and appropriate public education. Districts must provide FAPE to all students with disabilities who have not reached age 22 and who have not earned a regular high school diploma.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) –
an organization of 19 regional associate centers throughout Florida to provide assistance to school districts related to programs and services for students with a disability. Ten specialized centers, including the Clearinghouse Information Center, also provide services such as instructional technology, materials for visually disabled, assistive technology, materials for the hearing impaired, and multidisciplinary evaluations.
Functional Assessment
involves analyses of the skills needed to complete a particular activity or task.
Functional Behavior Assessment
a method of gathering data to design the most effective positive support plans and to monitor their progress.
students with disabilities educated with their non-disabled peers, with special education supports and services provided as needed.
Identification Process
a process beginning with pre-referral and culminating in the placement and appropriate special education services for an eligible child/student with a disability.
Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
a written plan to identify the annual goals and objectives and special education and related services designed to meet the individual needs of a student with a disability. The IEP is developed by teachers, parents, the student (when appropriate), and others, and is reviewed annually at a minimum.
Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP)
a written plan, for children from birth to three years of age, developed to meet not only the special needs of the child but also the needs, concerns, and priorities of the family.
IDEA (2004)
a federal US law outlining provisions and services for individuals with disabilities.
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are non-disabled. Further, special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
the participation of students with disabilities in general education classrooms to the extent appropriate for meeting their needs.
Multidisciplinary Team
a team of professionals in a variety of disciplines sharing information about a child/student with a disability for program/intervention planning and placement.
Natural Environments
a setting in which the child would spend time had he or she not had a disability.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2001)
a federal education reform law based on four principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been scientifically proven to work. NCLB requires all states to utilize state assessments to determine if a school has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the proficiency of all students. AYP is one of the four measures that will be used to determine how ell schools are performing in Florida. The others are: school grades, individual student progress towards annual learning targets to reach proficiency, and a return on investment measures that links dollars spent to student achievement.
Nondiscriminatory Evaluation
an evaluation that does not discriminate on the basis of language, culture, and student’s background. Must be provided for each individual who is assessed for special education.
Related Services
the types of services to which students with disabilities are entitled, including speech therapy, audiology, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreation, early identification and assessment, counseling, medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes, school health services, transportation, and social work services.
Special Education Services
those related to specially designed instruction for a student with a disability. Special education adapts lesson delivery, content, and instructional methods to the student’s needs and provides services such as instruction in Braille, additional individualized practice, or social skills training.
Zero Reject
an element of IDEA that states that no child with disabilities can be excluded from receiving a FAPE.