the Office of Special Programs
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
to the loss of instructional days related to inclement weather,
State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paine, has directed
all offices within the WV Department of Education to cancel
any planned professional development sessions that would
require teachers to be away from their schools during the
instructional day. This resulted in the Office of Assessment,
Accountability and Research cancelling the remaining regional
special education seminars focused on developing standards
based IEPs and on using the on-line Standards Based IEP.
However, WVDE will continue to transfer the information
to county "core teams."
At this time, the WV Department
of Education is assessing various means of providing professional
development (PD). One way is through on-line newsletters.
To that end, this newsletter is devoted to information on
developing IEPs with special emphasis on students identified
as gifted in WV.
In this newsletter,
Present levels of academic
achievement and functional performance,
Annual goals and
are addressed separately and, hopefully, are short and efficient,
so that you may click on it whenever and in whatever order
If you know of a teacher who
would be interested in this information but is not on the
list serve, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me at 304-558-2696.
If you have other suggestions as to ways to provide this
information, please email or call me.
the National Association for Gifted Children
Department of Education
U.S. Department has begun work on the reauthorization of
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NAGC
has presented its concerns about state assessments, emphasizing
that the next generation of state assessments be able to
measure performance on above-grade level standards and be
better measures of growth. This should provide information
that helps improve instruction and accelerate student learning.
here for more on NAGC's involvement in the reauthorization