Full course description
About this Course
In this course, we will explore specific challenges with the evaluation process and share practices and strategies that will help you ensure that your ETRs are compliant and that they can meaningfully inform the IEP to ensure appropriate services for students! The course is divided into separate modules. Within each module, there will be a video to watch, resource handouts, and a reflection question. You'll want to have the resources handy (especially the Record Review Indicators) to maximize your learning.
Credit: 3 Contact Hours
Course Type: Self-paced Online Course
Course Level: Apprentice through Expert
Target Audience: School psychologists, Special Education Directors, Supervisors, Leads, Related Service Providers, Special Education Personnel
Expected Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
- Use OEC’s Record Review Indicators to evaluate the compliance of ETR records
- Develop a high-quality and compliant Evaluation Plan
- Write Individual Part 1 Summaries of Assessment which help inform eligibility decisions and development of the IEP
- Ensure that Team Summary: Summary of Assessment Results is comprehensive, understandable, and succinct and write an Eligibility Justification that meets the 2-prong test
Meet the Instructors
Dee Dee Howes has been a special educator for over 23 years. Before joining SST8, Dee Dee was an Intervention Specialist across all grade levels, a special education supervisor, and a director. She specializes in compliance, instructional and behavioral intervention for students of low incidence, communication, and all other areas of service delivery. Dee Dee is passionate about helping other educators meet the needs of diverse learners.
Stacey Smith is an Early Learning and School Readiness Consultant for the State Support Team Region 8. She has spent her career working with children and families of young children. Stacey attained a Bachelor degree in Special Education from Ohio University and a Master degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Her professional background includes Preschool Special Education teacher, Special Education consultant and Assistant Director for Tri-County Preschool. She has a strong understanding of child development and is passionate about creating opportunities for all children and families to access positive early learning experiences.
Rachel M. Undercoffer is an Educational Consultant for State Support Team 8 in the areas of Special Education and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports; her work focuses on equity, multi-tiered systems of support, disproportionality, and providing consultation and professional development to school districts. Rachel previously worked as a School Psychologist for nine years in the districts of: Medina, North Royalton, and Aurora. She is a state and nationally certified school psychologist, Ohio Board of Psychology privately licensed school psychologist, and a board-certified cognitive specialist.