Prereferral Teams and How Choices with LEP Students are Made

Thus far, we've learned about mistakes in mislabeling students(ch.2), downright unfair treatment in the past(ch.3), and an unclear idea of what kinds of programs are most effective(ch.4) but who makes the decisions about all of this. Certainly it is important to understand how these decisions are being made and who is making them. This chapter helps clear a bit of that up by … [Read more...]

Chapter 3 – Assessment Laws

Having a broad overview of how laws and the law-making process fit into the assessment for LEP students, gives teachers a chance to understand the mistakes others have made. Certainly as we are learning, the assessment of students calls for looking at a myriad of factors. While it is a bit disheartening, it comes as no surprise that the laws governing assessment practices … [Read more...]

School Improvement Plan

OVERVIEW In a sense a school is a business. Any life activity that has complex activities to meet a goal might be called a business even though that word gets some negative connotation at times. If you prefer the analogy of a machine then it works just as well. Schools must have purpose, run smoothly, and get their job done. At the forefront of this is having some … [Read more...]