Special education students with disabilities need research-based tools for assessment, instruction, and progress monitoring. Diagnostic assessments should analyze each individual child’s standards-based learning gaps and present levels (PLAAFP). Education technology, or edtech, can be used to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) using narratives and standards-based data. A successful SPED curriculum is delivered using diagnostic assessments to assign specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities at the appropriate zone of proximal development (ZPD). This enables personalized, adaptive instruction to help students with disabilities become successful learners. As instruction progresses, standards-based formative assessments are used to provide progress monitoring, tracking student performance from the initial evaluation.

Edtech is an effective way of providing assessment, instruction, reporting, and narratives for classroom teachers and parents of students with disabilities.

On this page, Let’s Go Learn and its partners provide a library of blog articles to offer special education assessment and instruction strategies and best practices for everyone from professional educators and teachers, to tutors and homeschool parents. We welcome your comments.

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Special Education and FAPE

In an interview with Dr. Mitchell Yell and Dr. Kurt Hulett, Let’s Go Learn sponsored a free special education workshop to explain the legal issues surrounding FAPE, and how Let's Go Learn can help. FAPE means a "free appropriate public education", and it's a fundamental right spelled out for eligible children with

By |2021-07-01T17:43:24+00:00July 1st, 2021|Special Education|0 Comments

Special Education Focus – The Time is Now!

As I travel the country and meet with special educators, a few themes always arise. The more often I meet with these men and women, the more my heart breaks. The locations differ, but the story never changes. Special educators are tired, overwhelmed, overworked, under-appreciated, under-supported, fearful to speak up, and quite often

By |2021-02-17T02:51:44+00:00February 17th, 2021|Special Education|0 Comments

Special Educators: It’s Time to be Proactive with Compensatory Education and ESY

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of the educational enterprise.  Arguably, the most negatively affected are those who are most vulnerable: special education students.  It has been widely reported that the shuttering of many schools in the spring and fall of 2020 has likely harmed students’ academic performance significantly.  In special education,

By |2021-02-12T21:42:22+00:00February 10th, 2021|Assessment, Mathematics, Reading, Special Education|2 Comments

Finding Help With IEPs This Fall

While many students navigate their schools’ online learning environments without difficulty, students who receive special education may find the task daunting. Some special needs students have trouble logging into online learning programs, finding their teacher's face on the screen, knowing when to speak and when to listen, or sitting in front of a computer

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