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Posted on October 11, 2015 7:27 pm
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uzyHeJ
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EBD and Grades
I have a new student that is considered to have an emotional behavior disorder. His parents have been difficult to work with when getting this child the services he needs and often times turn them down. He is on grade level, however, he is falling farther and farther behind because of his behavior. He has a dedicated para in both his general and special education classes (sped class to work on social skills) and the dedicated para has to remove him from the room daily because he is throwing a "fit." Because of these daily "fits" and being removed from class, he is missing a lot of the assignments and very rarely makes them up when we send them home. The grading period is quickly coming to a close and we're at a loss for how to report his grades. He is on an IEP, however, it's for behaviors only, no academics. Do we report his grades the way they are which will result in a failing grade or give him 70's because he is on an IEP?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 12, 2015 11:17 am

aNajem
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I have had similar situations in my classroom; however, I have not had a student with an IEP already in place. In my opinion, I think you should report the grades that he has earned. It seems to be clear that this is not an academic issue but a behavior issue and maybe by having the student fail, his parents may be urged to put forth more effort to help his son. On the behavior side, I would do some research to see what are some other solutions to get him to do the work. Since his IEP is only for behavior currently, with him possibly failing this grading period, I would look into also modifications being put in place for academics. Another possibility would be to put a BIP in place. This way all of the steps and documentation are put in place if the general ed classroom isn't the least restrictive environment for this student. Good luck! Be patient and remember that you are making a difference in his life even if it doesn't seem like you are!
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Natalie Taylor
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√This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:38 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 13, 2015 2:52 am

zaRaQy
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This can be a very difficult situation. However, it is important that you reflect his true grade especially if you are trying to get more help and support for the student. It sounds like he was doing very well academically. However, his behaviors are starting to impact him academically. This is good documentation to help provide this student with more support. The first thing I would do is speak with the special education teacher since he has an IEP. She/he needs to implement a behavior plan for the student in the general education classroom and during the class times he receives support from the special education teacher. It will be imperative to document the times the student is in small group versus the whole group setting and the behaviors exhibited during this time. Once the documentation from this has been completed for several weeks. Then you can look at further courses of action. Good Luck!
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ezyHes
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Something to consider.
  Posted on: March 7, 2016 1:55 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 12, 2015 5:56 pm

uhaBeJ
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I would absolutely report his grades as they are. Because there is nothing in place that addresses his academics, I would make sure to bring him up in the RTI process and begin discussing interventions that would be appropriate to help him. Make sure you are documenting the efforts you make as well as his progress or lack there of.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:38 pm

ezyHes
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Good idea.
  Posted on: March 7, 2016 1:54 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2015 1:37 am

urebyL
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I would use this as documentation to show that the accommodations and modifications the student receives need to reevaluated. After a student shows no progress, we should be flexible as teachers to come together as a committee to increase the services, change the services, or to show data that the student is no longer in the least restrictive environment to achieve success. This documentation does not paint a false picture of how the students disability impacts his or her academics.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:38 pm

ezyHes
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Good idea.
  Posted on: March 7, 2016 1:56 am

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