Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:21am Updated: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:18am

IIEP Accommodations Course
A new Moodle course outlining the Indiana IEP (IIEP) Accommodations page opened on July 1 (course name: IIEP Accommodations). This course is mandatory for all IIEP users and must be completed by September 30, 2020. The content includes a review of the steps required when identifying a student’s participation in statewide assessments, daily accommodations, and assessment accommodations in IIEP. To access the course, please click on the following link Moodle Access IIEP Accommodations Course.

Once you have completed the course, you can access your electronic certificate of completion. Download this certificate for your records and follow the local procedures to document the completion of this course.

Leadership Development Opportunity Announcement
The Office of Special Education is excited to announce the 2020-2021 Aspiring Special Education Leaders Institute (Institute). The Institute is a one-year leadership development program designed to improve outcomes for all students by preparing a diverse group of educators for leadership roles in special education. The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020. Learn more and apply here.
Annually, in conjunction with the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education, the Office of Special Education provides training to new directors. This year the event will be presented virtually on Wednesday July 15 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST. Please click here to register.

All students, including those with disabilities, are held to high expectations and have equitable access to educational opportunities that enrich their lives and prepare them for future success.

Equity and Access equals outcomeOur goal as educators is to improve outcomes for all students. This can be accomplished through a system that ensures equity and access. Equitable Access is the guarantee that all students are provided the necessary and individualized supplementary aids and services, accommodations, modifications, or supports to meaningfully participate in the general education curriculum. Equitable access must be accompanied by a school-wide acceptance or belief in shared responsibility, shared accountability, and high expectations. According to the Dear Colleague letter on the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (November 2015) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (December 2015), improving outcomes also requires a strong core curriculum, high quality instruction, unbiased assessment that guides instruction, and collaboration among administrators, general and special education staff, parents, and the community. Multi-tiered system of support and universal design for learning provide the foundation necessary to reach the overall goal.

 

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