Calling all special education teachers with caseloads! This download is bursting with time-saving forms. It includes my IEP Intake Form, both of my Test Forms, and as a bonus, my Goal updating form. Please see the description of each below:
This is my lifesaver! It took me 7 years of flipping through hundreds of pages of I.E.P.s to come up with a better solution to make more use of my limited time. We all know that every word in an I.E.P. is important, but we also know they are frequently-used areas that you refer to more than others. This form is NOT to replace your students' I.E.P.s, but to provide a quick reference sheet for each student with all the most important information from their I.E.P. In a small binder of folder, rather than an entire filing cabinet, you can have a one-page quick reference for each of the students on your caseload! I have made this form a word document so you can alter it to fit your district's I.E.P.s, if necessary.
Included in this form you will find spots for:
-Goals & Assessment Responsibility
....and even more!
This is a great way to quickly get to know your new caseload at the beginning of each year. I sit down with an I.E.P. and this sheet, and introduce myself to everything I need to know about my new student. Does it initially require some time? Yes. Has it saved me hours throughout the year? Yes!
Everything I create in terms of special education documents is meant to save me time, and this is another big time saver, as well as useful tool to collect data about students. This is something you would fill out at the beginning of the year when you get your caseload, and update after IEP meetings. This file has two parts.
Part One: Test Forms
These are half-sheet forms for each subject area that I fill out each time my students have a test in their general education classes. I list each student along the side, and across the top are the most common accommodations I use, as well as a column for unique accommodations. I SHADE in boxes when students are not eligible, per their IEP, to receive the accommodation, making it easy for me to quickly see who can receive what accommodation. I conference with each student, show them what support I can provide them, and ask them what they'd like to use. (My students are old enough to be able to make this decision.) I write YES or NO in each box, and when I've met with each student, I can easily prepare the tests for them. EXTRA BONUS: Save these forms to help make decisions when it comes time for student IEP meetings. It provides good data as to what accommodations the students have used as help on their tests so far, and when you compare that to their test scores, you can make more informed decisions on support for future tests.
Part Two: Testing Accommodations
This is a simple chart I use for each subject area to fill out what accommodations each student is eligible for, per their IEP. It is a quick reference that I provide to the general education teachers I co-teach with.
GOAL UPDATING FORM:
This is a chart that I use so I can see what goals each of my students have at a quick glance. I SHADE in boxes when they do not apply, or someone else is responsible for updating that goal, other than me. I can easily see which goals are my responsibility to update, and which goals all my kids are working on.