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The following is a list of what an Equitable School might look like. It is intended to provide an overview of best practices, and not a discussion of what would constitute minimal compliance with Wisconsin's pupil nondiscrimination law.
The Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities is the alternate to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) at 3-8th, and 10th grades. The WAA-SwD is designed for the small number of students with disabilities who are unable to meaningfully participate in the WKCE, even with accommodations. Using the WAA-SwD Participation Checklist, an IEP team will determine whether a student in the tested grades will participate in the WKCE, in the WKCE with accommodations, or in the WAA-SwD.
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CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES
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Educators and Parents Working Together
The IEP team process is most effective when teams work collaboratively to meet the educational needs of students. Each participant brings different skills and perspectives to the planning of special education services. Each team member plays an important role in the success of this process.
The passage of 1997 Wisconsin Act 164 eliminated program types for special education classrooms and the minimum/maximum enrollment ranges tied to those program types and levels. Because of serious concerns expressed in the field about the elimination of the special education enrollment criteria, then State Superintendent John Benson appointed a task force representing the major stakeholder groups. The task force met for three years to address the issues of caseloads in special education. The department also funded research through the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
Presentation to the Governor's Task Force on Educational Excellence, November 6, 2003
Total Categorical Aids Appropriation
Net Aidable Special Education Costs