This memorandum provides school districts with clarification of the regulatory criteria for determining whether a student is eligible to receive speech-language services from a speech-language specialist in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.5(c)4 and N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.6(a).
Clarification of N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.5(c)4
FFY2013 Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan
In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of enactment of the reauthorized IDEA, each state is required to have in place a performance plan evaluating the state's implementation of Part B and describing how the state will improve such implementation.
Please be advised that changes to Chapter 14 of the Administrative Code, Special Education, were published in the New Jersey Register on February 2, 2015. The new regulations are available on the Department's website at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/.
Strategies for Instructing Mathematics for Struggling Learners, Including Students with Disabilities: Effective Techniques for Scaffolding Students' Learning of Important Mathematical Concepts and Skills
This webinar will provide several practical and effective strategies that support student problem solving activities for all students, including students with disabilities. These instructional strategies can be used in a variety of mathematical problem solving and may be provided to individual students and grouping arrangements. Specific ideas will be presented to promote the important connections to mathematical concepts when teaching problem solving. These strategies include instructional scaffolding across content areas, task and materials. Additionally the benefits for struggling students and methods for chunking strategies across and within mathematical problems will be discussed.
Facilitating Fluency and Automaticity Through Purposeful, Planned, and Targeted Practice Activities
A key component of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is the development of fluency in arithmetic facts and in computational fluency beyond arithmetic facts. This webinar discusses how to design instruction to help students of all skill levels, including students with disabilities, achieve success in mathematics by facilitating fluency and automaticity.
Strategies for Instructing Mathematics for Struggling Learners, Including Students with Disabilities: Mathematical Vocabulary - Teach It! Learn It! Use It! Remember It!
Understanding vocabulary is a major contributor to overall comprehension in many content areas including mathematics. Students' mathematical vocabulary learning and understanding can negatively and/or positively impact mathematics achievement. Specific ideas and strategies to promote the learning of important vocabulary will be discussed for all students, including students with disabilities.
Strategies for Instructing Mathematics for Struggling Learners, Including Students with Disabilities: Organizing instruction & study time to improve student learning of key concepts and skills
Effective mathematics teachers provide a continuum of instructional supports to help students, including students with disabilities, learn essential mathematical concepts and master new important skills. Additionally, teachers devote significant efforts and instructional time to ensure students do not forget what they have previously learned. This session will provide teachers specific strategies for organizing instruction and students' studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations.
Three Tiered ELA Instructional Process by Neal Webster was developed to guide teacher in the development a comprehensive literacy block that supports reading success for all students. This webinar was developed for the Improving Literacy Achievement Project, a collaborative effort between the Office of Special Education Programs and Literacy and Language Arts to improve literacy achievement in grades K-3. This three tiered ELA approach is not to be confused with RTI which is an intervention approach to assist struggling learners.
New Jersey Request and Approval of State Maintenance of Financial Support Waivers under Part B
This Web page represents a compilation of materials pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements regarding state maintenance of financial support for federal fiscal year 2009.