Components of a Professional Evaluation Report
Eric F. Wortham
Grand Canyon University
This paper will discuss my thoughts about the type of special education teacher that I would like to be, and some basic information about contents learn for this course. There will be discussions about prior weekly journals talking about the same information.
To be effective as an Special Education teacher the educator must understand the importance of interpreting data to create effective plans to ensure student success. Students must be evaluating using present levels of academic achievement and functional performance within the current curriculum. As part of an IEP team, which all special education teachers will be at one time or another, we must be able to use the data to develop a plan that will help the student achieve success. When in the IEP meeting norm referenced tests, curriculum based measures, anecdotal reports, parent and teacher observations, and possibly even student report/interviews will be used to create the plan. Present levels allows the team to know what the students functional level is at the time. Also the special education teacher will have to consider the students behavior when developing Individual Education Plans and remedial considerations for the student. Many students are academically capable of producing effective work in the general classroom setting, but their behaviors prevent them from achieving the desired results to be successful. In this case we can implement accommodations and modifications to help them receive the desired results. Sometimes a behavior intervention program is needed to the provide steps for the student to have a chance to get back on track even after having a bad moment. There are also behavior contracts that work hand and hand with the bip. The contract will consist of goals that the student has created for his or herself with...