Rodney Wright, Principal
Joanne Silva, Assistant Principal††
Jamie Romero, †Assistant Principal †
Each semester, students are responsible for a book reports. These combine reading, analysis, and writing. I allow the students to choose their books to read(but I reserve the right to veto). Rather than using a specific format, I write questions that are specific to each student, his/her abilities, and to the book. While this may be a bit more extra work for me, I feel that it better addresses each student's abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
October 20: Give name of book to Ms. O.
Nov. 20: Give book to Ms. O. so that she can read it if necessary.
Dec. 14: All book reports turned in for grading by Friday, Dec. 16.
School has started, even though it still feels like the middle of summer.
But that's OK. The AC is working.
State Mandated Testing
One of the main purposes of Special Education is to prepare students to take their places in the adult work world, whether it be in a lawyer's office or at WalMart.
To this end, state mandated assessment (Illuminate, PARCC, or alternative assessments) prepares students for assessments and judgments that are based more on what can be accomplished in a given time than on who a person knows or how charming a student can be.
Unless determined otherwise, all students will take PARCC, SBA, or NMAPA.
When determined appropriate by an IEP, students can take the alternate assessment.
Ms. O's "Whatever page"