Review the following case scenario:
Mrs. Watkins, a sixth-grade science teacher, typically lectures using PowerPoint while students take notes. She assigns her students to read and answer questions from the textbook, and requires them to conduct lab experiments by following written procedures. She assesses her students using written tests. One student in her classroom has a learning disability and reads at a third-grade level.
ESSAY: (See attached document)
Describe at least three areas where the student with the learning disability might experience difficulty in her classroom. (First paragraph)
Suggest at least four types of information that Mrs. Watkins can share in an upcoming IEP meeting to help identify appropriate accommodations. (Second paragraph)
Describe at least two presentation accommodations and two response accommodations the IEP team might identify for the student. Explain how these accommodations might help. (Third paragraph)
Based on the presentation and responses accommodations recommended above, what tips might be helpful for Mrs. Watkins to maximize her student’s success? (Fourth paragraph)
**Don’t forget to delete these directions before submission. Pay close attention to the minimum required word count; 500-750 words.
1. Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities
Read pages 6-28 of the “Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities” from the Council of Chief State School Officers website.
2. Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities
Read “Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities,” located on The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements (2010).
3. Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities
Review the “Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities,” presentation from the IDEA Partnership website.
4. Understanding the standards-based IEP
Read “Understanding the standards-based IEP,” by Cortiella, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities website.