Aligning IEPs to TEKS discusses current federal and state of Texas policy requirements that alternate achievement standards be linked to grade-level academic content to promote access to the general curriculum for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities. This book provides a framework for aligning IEPs to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
The Aligning IEPs to TEKS book clearly defines standards, alignment, and alternate assessment (STAAR-Alt) and uses examples for TEKS English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Plus self-determination is addressed. Aligning IEPs to TEKS describes best practices for aligning IEPS and includes case study examples.
By Ginevra Courtade, PhD and Diane M. Browder, PhD. Softcover book, 134 pages, 2014.
6 Successful Strategies for Teaching TEKS is a companion book to Aligning IEPs to TEKS is the next logical step. In 6 Successful Strategies for Teaching TEKS, teachers learn how to adapt grade-level TEKS for students with moderate and severe disabilities; the major focus is the instructional component of alignment.
The 6 Successful Strategies for Teaching TEKS book outlines six evidence-based strategies teachers can use during instruction to ensure alignment to TEKS:
- Universal Design for Learning
- Student-Directed Learning
- Assistive Technology and Peer Supports
- Systematic Instruction
- Research-Based Practices
Practical examples and ready-made lessons are presented. Includes PDF with a classroom license for printouts.
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By Bree Jimenez, PhD, Ginevra Courtade, PhD, and Diane Browder, PhD. Spiralbound book, 188 pages, 2014.