There is a three-year sunset, on the use of significant discrepancy to determine insufficient progress.  By December 1, 2013 all schools must transition from using significant discrepancy to using progress monitoring data from 2 intensive, scientific research or evidence based interventions to decide if a student demonstrates insufficient progress in one or more areas of concern. The areas of concern are as follows:

•       oral expression

•       listening comprehension

•       written expression

•       basic reading skill

•       reading fluency

•       reading comprehension

•       mathematics calculation

•       mathematics problem solving

The school district will make the change over in November.

The CCEE are descriptions of what students with cognitive disabilites are expected to know and do from grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. They are linked to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) grade-level specific expections in English Language Arts and Mathematics. All students deserve and have a right to a quality education - our special education staff is currently receiving training on the CCEE so each child can learn as much as possible!!!


    Mrs. Seiffert invites you to follow her blog on Special Education initiatives at the Mellen School.


    January 2013