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Posted on October 16, 2014 7:29 pm
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aZazaD
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ESE Teacher Vs. Regular Ed. Teacher
Mrs. Stella is a fourth grade teacher that has three ESE students included in her classroom with special accommodations. These ESE students test with Mrs. Stella when the ESE teacher is not available. She notices that her students are not performing as well on the tests with her. She offers her students extended time as part of their accommodation like their ESE teacher does. On the other hand, when the students get with their ESE teacher, these students score higher than usual on assessments.What is a solution to help Mrs. Stella get her students to perform as well as they do when they are with their ESE teacher?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Kathryn Still
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I feel both teachers should sit down to discuss what the testing environment is like is the ESE teacher's room. I also pull student out for testing, and sometimes they score better with me then in the regular ed room because they feel more comfortable. They are in a quieter and less crowded environment where they feel more comfortable to ask questions. There could also be less anxiety within the smaller testing environment. I have found that all of these reasons can affect a students scoring on an assessment despite accommodation given.
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syQase
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I think this is a smart suggestion. The teachers need to talk and make sure that they are on the same page. It really could be the environment.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 11:25 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 16, 2014 7:33 pm

Jessica Warren
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In order to determine the difference between Mrs. Stella's testing situation versus the ESE teacher's testing a conversation needs to occur. If the same accommodations are being met in Mrs. Stella's room just as they are in the ESE classroom there is a definite divide because the students are not performing as they normally do. Mrs. Stella should talk with the ESE teacher and determine exactly what type of environment she establishes with the students. How does she incorporate the accommodations? Are the students more comfortable in another environment? A conversation with the students may also need to be conducted. Mrs. Stella could possibly find out that the ESE teacher is providing more assistance on the assessments than he/she should.
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ypuqum
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I agree with this solution. The ESE teacher maybe lending more help than is allowed.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 7:45 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 17, 2014 7:18 pm

Vypysy
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All testing accommodations should be reviewed by the Gen Ed teacher. Extended time is one of many possible accommodations. A small group setting or having the test read could be helping the student. A large setting could contribute to testing anxiety and result in poor performance.
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