Diversity In Special Education

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With the large amount of diversity in our class, working with each student in a way that best suits their needs is ideal in this type of classroom. Planning for assessments and grading the students based on ways they can grow, rather than fail is the starting point in assessing these students. Our classroom contains two teachers; one who is a special education teacher, the other is a general education teacher. The students are made up of ELL’s, three with mild disabilities, and one with a serve disability. For our class to grow and exceed it is important each student is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. In order to evaluate these students, we will have to divide them into groups that are fair and appropriate when being assessed. …show more content…
Grading them using a rubric would work best because it can be adapted to fit the student’s needs, and provides feedback for their future learning. The three students with mild disabilities can be provided with an exercise ball, putting their energy into that and to continue focusing on the assessment, extra time and examples allowing them to focus on the assessment rather than the finishing in time or rushing, and providing more space for students who have trouble with writing and putting together information. These students can be graded using rubrics, contracts with the teachers and growth charts. Rubrics will be used to show the students feedback along with their personal goals on their individual IEP’s. The growth charts can show different marks on how long the child was able to sit on the exercise ball while taking an exam, or if we can reduce the extra time for those students who need it. The student who has a serve disability can be given oral assessments with a paraprofessional. This student can be graded using a checklist, seeing their progress over the year and allowing the teachers to help the student on a precise …show more content…
While grading the children and keeping a follow up on their personal learning goals, being able to communicate and keep in contact with you is very important. Depending on the concerns from the teacher and other parents, further assessments may be offered for your child. However, the teachers have your child’s best interest in minds, and their reasoning behind the ways we assess the children will be explained through the rubrics, checklists, and growth charts. The children in the classroom have certain needs that require a good understanding from the teacher and you as parents. However, with any changes that needs to be made to the checklist or the contract, to be addressed with you before doing so on the teacher 's

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