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However, during this time, he was promoted from the third grade to the fourth grade and then from the fourth grade to the fifth grade. With the new results at hand, a new IEP was developed which employed similar procedures followed the past three semesters.
At this stage James had been subjected to at least three sets of tests over several years all of which indicated that he had a high overall intelligence with good mathematical skills, yet was unable to read. With James still unable to read past the second grade level though promoted to the fifth grade with virtually the identical IEP which had been employed over the past three semesters, the parents, approaching desperation, decided to enroll James in a private school for the school year.
Use objective tests to measure educational benefit STOP: Re-read the above paragraphs again! These paragraphs are taken from the decision in James' case. You can see that Judge Dupree used information from educational achievement tests to measure educational benefit.
He compared James' scores on the December 1, test and the scores on the May 12, test after eighteen months of special education. Comparing the test scores, the judge concluded that: Passing from grade to grade did not mean that James Hall had learned how to read.
In despair, James' parents withdrew him from the public school program and enrolled him in Oakland School. After James attended Oakland for a few months, he was re-tested.
The new testing showed that his reading and spelling skills had increased by more than one grade level. Judge Dupree awarded reimbursement to James' parents for his education at Oakland.
He also decided that James was receiving an appropriate education at Oakland School. What facts supported Judge Dupree's decision?
After James enrolled at Oakland, his educational program changed. New educational testing a few months later showed that James was learning how to read. He made more than one year of progress after just a few months. If your child receives special education, then your child should have been tested with educational achievement tests.
Have you obtained a complete copy of your child's file? Do you have all of the actual test scores and the written narrative that explains the scores? If you have the actual test scores, then you can do exactly what Judge Dupree did. First, you need to make a list of all the different tests done on your child most tests are made up of several subtests.
Using a highlighter, mark any of the tests or subtests that have been given more than once. You need to understand that subtests or composite scores do not necessarily measure what they seem to measure. For example, the reading score on the Wide Range Achievement Test actually measures the child's ability to recognize and pronounce individual words out of context.
Many refer to it as a "word recognition" test. On the Woodcock-Johnson achievement tests, the reading measures may actually measure the child's ability to identify specific letters and words and fill in the blanks on words that may be missing from a paragraph.
A score reported as "passage comprehension" may actually measure the child's ability to intelligently "guess" what the passage of text is about by recognizing some of the words in the passage. The child may not being able to read many of these words. In the Gray Oral Reading Test, the child reads a paragraph out loud.
The evaluator assesses the rate, accuracy and comprehension.
This provides a more accurate, meaningful assessment of the child's actual reading abilities. It is important that you understand what tests are administered and what the tests truly measure. Inthe Supreme Court issued a ruling in a special education case that originated in Massachusetts.
The free appropriate public education FAPE mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA is designed for the specific needs of the child through the Individualized Educational Program IEP which is "a comprehensive statement of the educational needs of a handicapped child and the specially designed instruction and related services to be employed to meet those needs.
But what is "adequate? Let's take a look at some more case law. Is the IEP "adequate?
In this case, the objective tests were changes in the child's grade equivalent scores. The judge in James Hall's case also used grade equivalent scores. Is the IEP "sufficient?After appropriate tutoring began, the kids' scores in reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic skills went up quickly.
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