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.

Let’s Go Learn Attends Special Education Legislative Summit 2022

During the second week of July, 2022, Let’s Go Learn had the privilege of joining other special education advocates from the private sector to help lobby the U.S. Congress for special education needs during the 2022 Special Education Leadership Summit (SELS). Let’s Go Learn’s CEO Richard Capone and Dr. Kurt Hulett, Let’s Go Learn’s

By |2022-09-22T00:38:58+00:00July 27th, 2022|Special Education|1 Comment

2022 California Special Education Leadership Symposium

On May 19, 2022, special educators gathered at a CASE Symposium in Southern California for a sold-out event to discuss current special education reform measures related to compliance and best practices. The California Special Education Leadership Symposium brought together administrators and directors from all over California to hear speakers on the latest legislation and

By |2022-09-22T00:40:42+00:00May 24th, 2022|Special Education|0 Comments

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 |2022-09-02T01:08:33+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 |2022-09-02T01:12:56+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

By |2022-09-02T01:14:39+00:00February 10th, 2021|Special Education|0 Comments

Advancing Response to Intervention (RtI)

This article assumes that you already understand the basic tenets of Response to Intervention (RtI) and will focus on how RtI can be improved and evolved to better meet the needs of students, as well as fit the technologies and conditions in today’s classrooms and districts.   If you need a refresher on RtI,

By |2022-09-02T01:15:53+00:00January 5th, 2021|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

By |2022-09-02T01:18:04+00:00October 14th, 2020|Special Education|1 Comment

Navigating Special Education and Remote Learning

In partnership with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), this week Let's Go Learn presented a webinar that shares educators' best practices for implementing remote learning in the context of special education. The webinar included discussion of the current environment, as well as a lengthy Q&A session for a panel of

By |2022-09-02T01:22:42+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Special Education|1 Comment

Special Needs Students May Struggle As Schools Close

Now that students are home using online learning strategies provided by their schools, new educational challenges are emerging. Schools are struggling to maintain equity with all students learning from home, with some kids requiring accommodations, special services, and English language help. Students with disabilities are likely to have some of the most challenges

By |2022-09-02T01:27:18+00:00April 9th, 2020|Special Education|0 Comments

One State’s Efforts to Keep Learning “For All”

As shelter in place guidelines continue throughout the nation and schools gear up with online education, many states are putting out guidelines to help teachers and families understand what that online education should look like. Equity issues continue to be at the forefront of online education guidelines. Since it would be nearly impossible for

By |2022-09-02T01:28:54+00:00April 9th, 2020|Special Education|0 Comments
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