TABLE OF CONTENTS BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006
GOALS 1 WHAT IS IT? 2 CONTENT MASTERY: 3 SERVICES AND SUPPORT PROVIDED 4 BY THE CM TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE 7 CMC TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CMC 9 PARAPROFESSIONAL WHEN SHOULD THE CENTER BE OPENED? 11 WHO CAN GO TO THE CMC? 12 HOW ARE CAMPUS NEEDS DETERMINED? 13 IT’S PEOPLE THAT MAKE CONTENT 14 MASTERY WORK WHO SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN 15 SUPPORTING CM? RESPONSIBILITIES OF GENERAL ED STAFF 16 CMC PROCEDURES/MODIFICATIONS/MATERIALS 17
STUDENTS SHOULD GO TO THE 18 CMC WHEN.. STUDENTS SHOULD STAY IN THEIR GENERAL 19 CLASSROOM WHEN.. STUDENTS SHOULD BE SENT BACK 20 TO CLASS FROM CMC WHEN… STUDENT USE OF THE CENTER 21 CONTENT MASTERY CENTER MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT 22 REQUESTING TEXTBOOKS 24 PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR ORIENTATION 25 OF GENERAL ED. TEACHERS TO CMC PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR 27 ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS TO CMC PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR ORIENTATION 30 OF PARENTS TO CMC CONTENT MASTERY RULES 32 CONTENT MASTERY FORMS 35 CONTENT MASTERY PASSES 37 SIGN-IN FORMS 46 PROGRESS REPORTS 51 SENT/ RECEIVED LIST 56 CONFERENCE FORMS 58 STUDENT CONFERENCE FORMS 59 TEACHER CONFERENCE FORMS 63 TELEPHONE LOG 68
CMC SUPPORT TRACKING FORM 71 CMC REMINDER NOTICES 73 CMC CRITICAL ELEMENTS 77 CMC VISITATION FORM 80 CMC CHECKLIST 82 CMC IEP GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 84 DATA REPORT 87 TEACHER SURVEY 89 STUDENT SURVEY 92 CRITIQUE OF THE CMC 95
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER GOALS
The goals of the Content Mastery Program are the following:
to have the identified student master course content, making the highest
grade possible in the general education.
to help each students become aware of his/her strengths, areas of need, and
appropriate compensatory strategies.
to assist each student in becoming “study skill independent”.
to unite the expertise of general educators, special educators, specialists, and
other campus staff to provide the best education possible for all students.
to help all special education students meet the needs of LRE requirements.
to support general education teachers by providing modification information
and instructional and behavior intervention strategies.
to serve as a resource for “best practices" knowledge, material and
CONTENT MASTERY WHAT IS IT? A fully operational and flexible learning center which provides support to students with special learning needs receiving instruction in the general education classroom. The goal is for students to achieve passing grades in general education through the provision of accomodations/ modifications, help with completing assignments and support for test taking while addressing LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) inclusion support. An additional component is the delivery of support by the Special Education teacher to general educators. The Content Mastery Program is one of many delivery models for inclusion. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 2
WHAT IT IS
For identified students
An inclusive instructional model
A way to help students achieve passing grades in regular classes
Support which occurs after appropriate direct instruction has been
given in the general education classroom
Assistance provided on an-needed basis rather than on a regular schedule
Creation of whatever additional modifications or supports a student
Study sessions prior to tests being given in the general education
Monitoring student progress
Support for general education teachers
Ongoing collaboration with general education teachers
WHAT IT IS NOT
A discipline or timeout center
Intended to replace curriculum or direct instruction provided by the
SERVICES AND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE CONTENT MASTERY TEACHER The Content Mastery Teacher offers a wide variety of services to the general education classroom teacher, who provides the academic support necessary for the content mastery special education eligible student to master the curriculum and IEP objectives. In order to provide these services in an effective and timely fashion, the general education teacher should provide the CMC teacher with the following: worksheets/study guides with corresponding answer keys, lesson plans, project outlines, tests with answer keys, and other related instructional materials. Content Mastery should function in a proactive not reactive mode; that is, in order to most effectively work with students with general education content, the CMC staff needs lesson plan(s) prior notice of tests, assignments, projects, and etc. It is only through this coordination of effort that all parties will see the greatest benefit from the Content Mastery program. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 4
Taped recorded textbooks and reading materials
Laminated instructional materials
Collection of teacher-made materials
Graphic and Advance organizers
Modified materials and tests
For GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
Provide strategies for modification of instruction.
Discuss student’s individual strengths, areas of difficulty and compensatory strategies.
Assist with determining range of appropriate modifications for special education students.
Help general education teacher identify instructional activities needing modifications.
Assist with the preparation of adapted materials.
Monitor student placement and progress in the general education classroom.
Maintain contact with the general education teacher through formal and informal methods.
Provide support to aide in the compliance of the student’s IEP.
Provide assistance with packets, worksheets, written assignments, major projects, or anything involving instructional material.
Pre-teach and/or re-teach as appropriate.
Conduct study groups for tests and exams.
Discuss student’s individual strengths, areas of difficulty and compensatory strategies.
BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 5 The SERVICES include but are not limited to the following: 1. Materials
Assist student with the development of organizational and study skills
Conference with the student to provide feedback, problem-solving and to
Work collaboratively with the student’s teachers to help create a positive and
successful learning environment.
Help develop appropriate and required modified materials for student use in the
Content Mastery Center and general education classroom.
Discuss student’s individual strengths, areas of difficulty and compensatory
Conference with the parent as needed to provide feedback and problem-solving
Encourage active involvement of the parent in the student’s educational planning.
The paraprofessional is responsible for maintaining the effective operation of the Content Mastery Center under the supervision of the Content Mastery Teacher. Typically, this person is staffed full-time to the Content Mastery Center in order to provide a seamless delivery of service to all identified students. A campus can help guarantee a quality program by minimizing or negating the pulling-out of paraprofessionals to perform other duties.
Staff Content Mastery Center on a full-time daily basis by coordinating
the Content Mastery schedule with other CMC staff so center is opened
at all times.
Provide and maintain a positive and effective leaning environment.
Assist with the development and delivery of modification.
Keep accurate Content Mastery records including but not limited to the
sign-in sheets, and Content Mastery passes.
Provide content instruction to students.
Assist students with completion of assignments and tests.
Maintain documentation on students that demonstrate
academic/behavior difficulty while in Content Mastery Center.
Provide information to the Content Mastery teacher regarding student
progress and performance while under your supervision in the center.
This information can be used by the Content Mastery teacher for use in
Attend ARD meeting as per administrative requests for students
experiencing academic/behavior difficulty while in the Content Mastery
WHEN SHOULD THE CENTER BE OPENED? The center will be opened Monday through Friday during regular school and lunch hours. It can also be open before and after school as directed by administration. Special Education students must have access to the center when assistance is needed , not on an appointment basis . This is in keeping with providing the required instructional program as outlined in the IEP. Hours will be posted throughout the school and announced as necessary. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 11
WHO CAN GO TO CONTENT MASTERY?
The following students may have access to Content Mastery services:
Students receiving services through a resource program may access the CMC as indicated on the IEP. CMC goals and objectives must be a part of the IEP.
2. Students receiving services through an inclusion delivery model may access the CMC at times when an inclusion teacher or paraprofessional is not scheduled for direct services in a general education classroom. These students must have content mastery goals and objectives in their IEP.
3. Students receiving services through the behavior intervention program needing assistance through Content Mastery have several options. The ARD committee will determine if these services can most effectively be provided to this student by his/her BI teacher or through the CMC. Must conduct a staffing.
4. Speech only students can receive these services only if the IEP includes goals and objectives for Content Mastery . The ARD committee may wish to specify the subject in which the student can go to CMC, types of assistance to be provided in CMC, and the duration of time this student has access to the center. Must conduct a staffing.
HOW ARE CAMPUS NEEDS DETERMINED? Content Mastery will provide support to students and general education teachers who may not have assistance from inclusion teachers. This setting may also provide support when the inclusion teacher cannot be available. Individual campuses determine the service delivery system based upon the needs of their students. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 13
IT’S THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE
CONTENT MASTERY WORK
The following people may be responsible for a Content Mastery Center:
Certified special education teacher
Special education paraprofessional (under the direction of a certified
special education teacher)
Additional help for CMC:
Any certified teacher – consider staffing general education teachers into
the Content Mastery Center during a regularly scheduled period; that is,
instead of a teaching period, they work in the CMC.
Dyslexia Teachers, Speech Therapists, ESL staff
Interns, Student Teachers
Clerks, library assistants, assistant principals, counselors, principal (this
may be needed especially during times of heavy usage such as end of
grading periods and test days. This could become part of the Content
Mastery Center campus contingency plan to handle overload situations.
Substitute teachers during non-teaching periods
Parent and/or community volunteers
Student aides – kids helping kids, National Honor Society, Student Council
WHO SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING CONTENT MASTERY? Every teacher, administrator, and support staff should have the opportunity to attend a brief overview of the Content Mastery program. In addition, parents of students who have been approved to receive Content Mastery assistance, as well as these identified students, should receive an orientation to the program. In order to make a difference for students, an effective CMC program needs full support from all campus staff and parents. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 15
RESPONSIBILITIES OF GENERAL
Provide direct instruction to special education students utilizing IEP goals an
modifications as required by the ARD committee
Maximize student time in the general education classroom through the
provision of modifications and the usage of best teaching practices
Determine appropriate time and reasons for sending students to Content
Mastery; this is typically done after direction instruction, teacher lecture,
guided practice, small group work, audio-visual presentations, and lab work.
The best time is usually during independent work and testing. As a teacher,
you must be cognizant of a special education student’s disabilities and how
to accommodate these.
Collaborate with Content Mastery Center staff about needed modifications
and student progress
Decide on which modifications are appropriate for a student for a particular
Grade student’s performance after required modifications have been
STUDENTS SHOULD STAY IN THE GENERAL CLASSROOM WHEN…
Instructions/directions are being given for an assignment
Direct instruction, lab work, audio-visual presentation, lectures, class
discussions, and small group work is being conducted
Student has not even tried to do the assignment, including homework
Student can read a test without assistance
Student just needs a modified test. If the test has been modified ahead
of time, the student can take the test in the classroom.
Students receive assistance through an inclusion delivery model and the
inclusion teacher/paraprofessional is available in the classroom
Student needs a quiet place to take a test. Often, the classroom is
quieter than Content Mastery Center where multiple groups of students
are working on a wide variety of subjects, topics, and assignments
Note: Many modifications can be successfully implemented in the general education classroom where you, the content expert are readily available to answer or clarify any student questions. This also helps assure compliance with Least Restrictive Environment.
STUDENTS SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO CLASS FROM CMC WHEN…
They arrive without a pass or instructions as to why they have come.
They are sent to the CMC due to inappropriate behavior that was exhibited
in the general education classroom. The teacher in charge of that classroom
using standard and routine procedures should address misconduct that occurs
in the general education classroom.
They are missing direct instruction or critical curriculum content being
delivered by the general education teacher (curriculum expert).
They come in without books/materials.
There are already too many students in the center. Special education
students have priority over other non-identified students due to the need for
legally required instructional assistance. Special education students should
not be returned to class unless they were originally sent there for reasons
not meeting the outlined criteria or IEP requirements.
They refuse to complete assignments or accept assistance from the CMC
NOTE: In the event that the Content Mastery Center experiences an inability to effectively handle the student load, it is highly recommended that a campus contingency plan be created to meet the need for additional space, personnel, and materials.
PROGRAMS OUTLINE FOR ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS TO CONTENT MASTERY PROGRAM BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 27
PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS TO CONTENT MASTERY
Welcome students to the CM center.
A. Tell students your name and a little about yourself
B. Ask students to introduce themselves. (Name only is fine, as
they will probably be very self-conscious.)
Explain the purpose of the Content Mastery program.
Individuals have different needs in the way they learn
Coming to this Content Mastery Center and working with general education teachers back in the classroom will help you do satisfactory work on regular class assignments and achieve/maintain passing grades
Explain what the student will be doing to compensate for his disability.
A. For those who have difficulty when information is presented in
the classroom the student may:
1. Listen to a tape recording of a teacher’s written materials
2. Use a calculator for a math assignment
3. Receive information about oral or written presentations
and assignments and these could include :
a. highlighted textbooks, worksheets, etc.
b. outlines of class materials
c. 1-page summaries
d. review of significant points
e. preview questions
f. visual aids
h. multi-sensory activities (show student a few examples)
Tell students that you will soon be having individual conferences with them and that you are looking forward to knowing them better
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PARENT ORIENTATION TO CONTENT MASTERY CENTER Send information to parents explaining the program, and the impact on their child. Prepare information packet for parents and distribute at Open House or send home if they don’t come to Open House. Plan an Open House to introduce parents to you, the center and the program. Make a CMC presentation during your conference period, or after school, etc. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 31
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER ~ THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOWING THE RULES ~ NOTE: ALL OTHER CAMPUS RULES APPLY AND WILL BE ENFORCED IN THE CONTENT MASTERY CENTER. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 34 DO YOUR BEST! 12 DO NOT DISTURB OTHERS 11 COOPERATE WITH STAFF 10 FOLLOW DIRECTIONS 9 RAISE YOUR HAND FOR HELP 8 STAY ON-TASK 7 DO NOT WALK AROUND 6 SIT DOWN AND WORK QUIETLY 5 BRING ALL MATERIALS FOR ASSIGNMENT 4 BRING COMPLETED PASS WITH YOU 3 SIGN IN AND SIGN OUT AS INSTRUCTED 2 ENTER THE ROOM QUIETLY 1
CONTENT MASTERY FORMS BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 35
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER (CMC) PASS TO ROOM_________ DATE:_________________ STUDENT’S NAME: _____________________________________ SUBJECT:______________ TEACHER:___________________FILE#:_______RM#:____ GRADE:_____DISMISSED FROM CLASS AT:________RETURN:_________ OTHER_____________________________________________________________ TO CMC TEACHER: _____SEND COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT/TEST BACK WITH STUDENT TO ME. _____PUT COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT/TEST IN MY FOLDER. FILE#__ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTENT MASTERY CENTER (CMC) ROOM _______ STUDENT’S NAME_____________________ ATTENDED CMC ON DATE________ IN:_________ OUT____________ TEACHER:__________________________FILE#:________ROOM#:_____________________ STUDENT: ______COMPLETED THE ASSIGNMENT ______ DIDN’T FINISH ASSIGNMENT ______ STUDENT RETURNED THE TEST/ASSIGNMENT TO YOU ______ THE ASSIGNMENT/TEST WAS FILED IN YOUR FOLDER AS REQUIRED *REMINDER TEACHERS WHO DO NOT SEND IDENTIFIED CMC STUDENTS TO CMC ARE NOT MEETING THE STUDENT’S IEP REQUIREMENTS. REFER TO THE STUDENT’S IEP FOR CMC TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN MEETING THE SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 39 USE NOTE/BOOK DURING TEST (CIRCLE ONE OR BOTH) ALLOW EXTRA TEST TIME READ ASSIGNMENT TO STUDENT READ TEST INSTRUCTIONS ONLY ALLOW STUDENT TO USE CALCULATOR READ TEST TO STUDENT COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT TEST DAILY WORK
CONTENT MASTERY PASS STUDENT NAME ______________________________ DATE____________________________TIME________ SENDING TEACHER ____________________________ ASSIGNMENTS________________________________ RETURN TIME READING ENGLISH SPELLING MATH SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE HANDWRITING ART P.E./HEALTH BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 40
CONTENT MASTERY PASS DATE: ____________ TIME: ___________ TO: ____________ TEACHER’S NAME:_____________________STUDENTS: PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOXES CMC PASS NAME:_________________________ DATE__________________________ ASSIGNMENT _____ COMPLETE DAILY WORK _____ COMPLETE EXAM _____ DRILL/REVIEWED _____ NEEDS TO COMPLETE TIME SENT BACK TO CLASS:_________ SENDING CM TEACHER:_____________ COMMENTS:________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 41 PAGE NUMBERS SUBJECT ASSIGNMENTS
CONTENT MASTERY PASS
DATE_______________________ PERIOD ____________
STUDENT’S NAME _______________________________
TEACHER’S NAME _______________________________ RM#______
PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX/ES
1. TAKE TEST (TEST MUST BE MODIFIED) BY GENERAL ED. TEACHER
2. HAVE T EST READ
3. RETEACH MATERIAL ALREADY INTRODUCED BY TEACHER
4. WORK IN A GROUP/WORK INDEPENDENTLY-PLEASE SPECIFY
5. OPEN BOOK TEST
6. USE NOTES WITH TEST
7. WORK ON WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
8. WORK ON PROJECT
9. STUDY NOTES (INDEPENDENTLY)
10. REVIEW AND DRILL ORALLY
11. EXTRA TIME NEEDED
TIME DISMISSED FROM CLASS __________
TIME NEEDED BACK IN GENERAL EDUCATION CLASS ________
Please request it from the students because it contains valuable documentation about their CMC attendance, assignment completion, and student behavior for your records (i.e. verbal warnings or other concerns)
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER ~RETURN PASS~ DATE: _________TIME:__________STUDENT: ______________ _____ COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT/TEST _____ DID NOT COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT/TEST _____ DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR OTHER:_______________________________________ TEACHER:______________________ ASST.:_________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 44
** DATE____________ **STUDENT______________________________________CLASS______ **DISMISSED FROM CLASS AT:____________________ **TIME NEEDED BACK:___________________________ **REASON:____________________________________ _____ 1. TAKE TEST (TEST MUST BE MODIFIED), BY THE REGULAR ED. TEACHER _____ 2. HAVE TEST READ _____ 3. RE-TEACH MATERIAL ALREADY INTRODUCED BY TEACHER _____ 4. OPEN BOOK TEST _____ 5. USE NOTES WITH TEST _____ 6. WORK ON WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT _____ 7. WORK ON PROJECT _____ 8. STUDY NOTES (INDEPENDENTLY) _____ 9. REVIEW AND DRILL ORALLY _____10. EXTRA TIME NEEDED ______________________________ ** REG. ED. TEACHER’S SIGNATURE** SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (PG.#. ETC.) **MUST BE FILLED IN BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 45 CONTENT MASTERY CENTER (CMC)
SIGN – IN FORMS BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 46
CONTENT MASTERY DAILY SIGN –IN SHEET NAME_______________________SS#_________________GRADE __________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 48 TIME OUT TIME IN DAILY WORK STUDY TEST SUBJECT TEACHER DATE
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER SIGN-IN NAME:_______________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 49 TOTAL FOR WEEK MINUTES/ VISITS OUT IN TEACHER SUBJECT DATE
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER INDIVIDUAL SIGN-IN SHEET NAME: _______________________SIX WEEKS PERIOD 1 2 3 4 5 6 SUBJECT: 1. READING 3. SPELLING 5. MATH 7. SOCIAL STUDIES 2. ORAL LANGUAGE 4. WRITING 6. SCIENCE 8. HEALTH 9. OTHER TOTAL MINUTES BY SUBJECT: 1.______ 5.______ 2.______ 6. ______ 3.______ 7.______ 4.______ 8.______ 9.______ A. TOTAL TIME IN CENTER IN MINUTES__________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 50 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. LENGTH OF VISITS IN MINUTES SUBJECT OUT IN DATE
1 ST NINE WEEK’S AVG. _______TERM AVERAGE ___________
II. BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM WORK
___________________________________________________________________ III. ABSENCES _____1 ST 3 WEEKS _____2 ND 3 WEEKS _____3 RD 3 WEEKS _____4 TH 3 WEEKS ____5 TH 3 WEEKS _____6 TH 3 WEEKS ___N/C DUE TO ABSENCES HAVE YOU BEEN NOTIFIED OF MODIFICATIONS? ____YES _____NO HAVE THESE MODIFICATIONS BEEN IMPLEMENTED? _____YES _____NO YOUR COMMENTS AND/OR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS STUDENT ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED: ___________________________________________________________________ **PLEASE MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THIS STUDENT** BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 53 INSUBORDINATE NEEDS TO PREPARE BETTER SLOPPY WORK DOESN’T COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS WELL PREPARED FOR CLASS NEAT WORK COMPLETE MOST ASSIGNMENTS POOR ATTITUDE DISRUPTIVE GETS OFF TASK DOESN’T PAY ATTENTION TALKATIVE GOOD ATTITUDE WELL BEHAVED STAYS ON TASK PAYS ATTENTION QUIET
SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS 3-WEEK PROGRESS REPORT TEACHER’S NAME ___________________DATE_____________ 3 WEEK PROGRESS REPORT FOR __________________________ (STUDENT’S NAME) PLEASE INDICATES STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE IN EACH SUBJECT AREA AND RETURN THE ARD FORM TO THE ARD TEACHER RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING PROGRESS. SUBJECTS: (P) PASSING (B) BORDERLINE (F) FAILING _____READING _____SOCIAL STUDIES _____ELECTIVE _____ENGLISH/ESOL _____MATH _____SCIENCE _____PE BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM WORK PLEASE NOTE ANY PROBLEMS IN COMPLETING ASSIGNMENTS OR TEST:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____CONFERENCE IS REQUESTED: _____________________________ (REG. ED. TEACHER’S SIGNATURE) CONFIDENTAL PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO: FOLDER# _____ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 54 INSUBORDINATE NEEDS TO PREPARE BETTER SLOPPY WORK DOESN’T COMPLETE SSIGNMENTS WELL PREPARED FOR CLASS NEAT WORK COMPLETES MOST SSIGNMENTS POOR ATTITUDE DISRUPTIVE GETS OFF TASK DOESN’T PAY ATTENTION TALKATIVE GOOD ATTITUDE WELL BEHAVED STAYS ON TASK PAYS ATTENTION QUIET
TEACHER ____________________________ SUBJECT ______________ SS# ________________________________ PERIOD _______________ STUDENT ____________________________ DATE ________________ CMC STUDENT: _____YES_____NO ATTENDS CMD:______YES_____NO PROGRESS REPORT INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR: _____THREE-WEEK PROGRESS _____3 YEAR ____ANNUAL ____SPECIAL _____ARD MEETING ON _____AT _____AM/PM IN ROOM _____ YOUR ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT YOU ARE CORDIALL INVITED GRADES _____1 ST QTR _____2 ND QTR ____3 RD QTR _____4 TH QTR _____1 ST 3 RD WEEKS _____FINAL EXAM GRADE _____2 ND 3 RD WEEKS _____3 RD 3 RD WEEKS ABSENCES _____1 ST 3 RD WEEKS _____2 ND 3 RD WEEKS _____3 RD 3 WEEKS _____N/C DUE TO ABSENCES REASONS THE STUDENT HAS PASSED OR FAILED OTHER_____________________________________________________________________ HAVE YOU BEEN NOTIFIED OF MODIFICATIONS?____HAVE ALL MODIFICATIONS BEEN IMPLEMENTED? __ IF THE STUDENT HAS FAILED YOUR CLASS, WE NEED DOCUMENTATION THAT MODIFICATIONS WERE IMPLEMENTED. PLEASE DESCRIBE OR ATTACH YOUR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS SHEET. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 55 GETS OF TASK EXCESSIBELY AND TIMID OR QUIET EASILY DISCOURAGED POOR ATTITUDE USE PROFANE LANGUAGE LOUD AND BOISTEROUS NEAT WORK FREQUENTLY TARDY FREQUENTLY ABSENT RESISTS CHANGE TIRES EASILY (SLEEPY) DESTROYS PROPERTY IMMATURE FREQUENTLY LIES OR BOASTS CHRONICALLY UNHAPPY STEALS THINGS INSUBORDINATE NEEDS TO PREPARE BETTER SLOPPY WORK DOESN’T COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS WELL PREPARED FOR CLASS DISRUPTIVE COMPLETES ASSIGNMENTS ENJOYS COMPETITION QUIET HIGHLY MOTIVATED DOESN’T PAY ATTENTION TALKATIVE GOOD ATTITUDE WELL BEHAVED STAYS ON TASK PAYS ATTENTION CONGENIAL AND FRIENDLY
SENT/RECEIVED LIST FORM BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 56
PROGRESS REPORT SENT/RECEIVED LIST DATE__________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 57 R S R S R S R S R S NAME
CONFERENCE FORMS BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 58
STUDENT CONFERENCE FORMS BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 59
STUDENT MONITORING FORM TO:__________________#____________ ___________________ TEACHER CLASS FROM: _______________ #____________ DATE:_____________________________ RE: _______________________________ # ___________________ _____EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL, ALL WORK IS TURNED IN AND IS SATISFACTORY. _____ IMPROVEMENT IS NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: _____TEST GRADES _____HOMEWORK _____CLASS WORK _____BEHAVIOR COMMENTS: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SCORES (IF APPROPRIATE): READING BENCHMARK SCORES :_________________________ MATH BENCHMARK SCORES:____________________________ BIOLOGY BENCHMARK SCORES: __________________________ U.S. HISTORY BENCHMARK SCORES:_______________________ READING LAB SCORES: _________________________________ (ATTACH COPY, IF YOU PREFER) CURRENT AVERAGE QUARTER 1 2 3 4 1ST 3 WEEKS ______ 2ND 3 WEEKS ______ 3RD 3 WEEKS ______ FINAL ______ QUARTER AVERAGE ______ HAS THE STUDENT LOST CREDIT DUE TO ABSENCES? _____YES _____NO BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 61
TELEPHONE LOG STUDENT _______________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________ PHONE # ___________________________ FATHER WORK _____________________ MOTHER WORK _____________________ PARENTS: __________________________________________ TEACHER/PARAPROFESSIONAL __________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 70 FOLLOW-UP RESULTS PHONE NUMBER REASON PERSON CONTACTED TIME DATE
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CONTENT MASTERY SUPPORT TRACKING FORM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT CONTENT MASTERY TEACHER________________________________ WEEK OF _______________________ SCHOOL______________________________________________ SUPPORT PROVIDED (ESTIMATED) OTHER: OBSERVATION STAFF DEVELOPMENT ORIENTATION/MEETING CONFERENCES W/OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL ETC. TELEPHONE CALLS COPIES TO: CAMPUS PRINCIPAL SUPERVISORS ( see presentation 2) BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 72 TOTAL TIME OTHER CONFERENCE W/TEACHER CONFERENCE W/PARENT CREATED MODIFIED TESTS PREPARED MODIFIED MATERIAL CMC LAB GRADE STUDENTS
CONTENT MASTERY CENTER REMINDER TEAM:________________________ DATE: _______________________ STUDENTS, AS INDICATED WITH AN “X”, MUST BE SENT TO THE CONTENT MASTERY CENTER FOR ASSISTANCE. OUR GOAL IS TO MAXIMIZE STUDENT PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES ON OUR CAMPUS . BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 74 (see presentation 2) OTHER FAILING REPORT CARD GRADE (S) GRADE OF D- IN DANGER OF FAILING INCOMPLETE WORK/MAJOR PROJECTS POOR PROGRESS REPORT FAILING GRADES NOT MEETING CMC IEP TIME REQ. STUDENT NAME
TEACHER:________________________________ THE FOLLOWING STUDENT(S) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEED MORE TIME IN CONTENT MASTERY CENTER THIS WEEK: THANK YOU _________________________________________________ **REMINDER ** THIS STUDENT HAS NOT FULFILLED THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF ____ PER WEEK OF CONTENT MASTERY AS SPECIFIED IN HIS/HER IEP NAME: _______________GRADE:______DATE:________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 75
DATE:________ TO:__________________ TEACHER:___________________ PERIOD:_____________________ PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS TO THE CONTENT MASTERY CENTER TO MEET THEIR REQUIRED TIME OF ________ AS PER INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PLAN. _____________________________________________________________________________ CONTENT MASTERY WEEK OF_____________________ THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS NEED TIME. ______________________________________________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 76 TIME OWNED NAME
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CONTENT MASTERY – CRITICAL ELEMENTS
Provide adequate space for CM ____ . Provide appropriate/adequate furniture ____
Organizes CMC effectively ____
Provides a central location for CMC ____
Displays weekly assignments/projects in CMC
Displays CMC rules and consequences ____
Displays hours of CMC operation ____
Open throughout the day, Monday through Friday ____
Uses a contingency plan for handling student overflow ____
Open before/after school, during recess/lunch periods ____
Creates a positive and pleasant learning climate ____
Establishes climate or courtesy and respect ____
Assists students effectively to promote success ____
Staffed with appropriate personnel
Used by special education students as per IEP ____
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
Provide dictionaries, encyclopedias, globes, thesaurus,
maps, computer/printer, calculator, math manipulatives,
cassette/player/recorders, textbooks, TE’s, alternative
materials, overhead projector and screen, etc. ____
Shows evidence of:
Audio taped materials ____
Highlighted books, worksheets, supplementary
materials etc. ____
Learning center activities ____
Advance organizers ____
Modified tests ____
Organizes above materials in a functional and Easily accessible style ____
SPECIAL EDUCATION CONTENT MASTERY VISITATION FORM DATE OF VISIT ______________ Campus _______________________ Visitation by ________________________ Met with ____________________________________________________________ CRITICAL ELEMENTS ADDRESSED __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEXT STEPS __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 81
CONTENT MASTERY TEACHER CHECKLIST Date ___________________ Teacher _____________________________ Student ___________________________ Grade ___________ Content Mastery provides support to students with special learning needs receiving instruction in the general education classroom; The goal is for students to achieve passing grades in general education through the provision of modifications, help with completing assignments and support for test taking while addressing (Least Restrictive Environment) Inclusion support. Assistance provided on an as needed basis rather than on a regular schedule. PURPOSE OF VISIT : Please fill out a form for each student and subject area. _____Subject area _____Completing independent work after guided practice _____Completing an assignment that everyone else has finished _____Completing test requiring monitoring and assistance _____Participate in a study session prior to taking a test _____Re-teach in a different mode _____Review for a test _____Read-aloud test Time in: _____________ Time out: ______________ Type of assignment: _____________________________ Worksheet(s) #_________________ Test(s) _______ Teacher’s signature________________________________ Comments_______________________________________ ______________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 83
CONTENT MASTERY IEP GOALS & OBJECTIVES G9: THE LEARNER WILL ACHIEVE MASTERY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES BY COMPLETED HIS/HER ASSIGNMENTS AND MAINTAINING PASSING GRADES. CM1: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO BRING ALL NECESSARY LEARNING MATERIALS AND/OR SUPPLIES TO CLASS. CM2: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO MAXIMIZE ACADEMIC LEARNING TIME. CM3: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO START PROMPTLY WITH LEARNING TASKS. CM4: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH PRIORITIES FOR LEARNING TASKS. CM5: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW ORDER OF LEARNING TASKS. CM6: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO DEVELOP SELF-DIRECTION FOR LEARNING TASKS. CM7: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO PLAN AND BUDGET TIME FOR LEARNING TASKS. CM8: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO REMAIN ON TASK. CM9: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO DELVELOP RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSIGNMENTS. (E.G., KEEP ASSIGNMENT SHEET OR ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOK). CM10: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS IN CLASS AND/OR OUT OF CLASS. CM11: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO TURN IN COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 85
CM12: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TESTS (UNIT, LEVEL, WEEKLY) ADMINISTERED IN GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSROOMS. CM13: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTENT MASTERY LAB LEARNING SUPPORTS TO MAINTAIN PASSING GRADES AND/OR AVERAGES. CM14: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTENT MASTERY LAB TEST-TAKING SUPPORTS TO MAINTAIN PASSING GRADES AND/OR AVERAGES. CM15: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW AND FOLLOW SCHOOL RULES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION. CM16: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW AND FOLLOW CLASSROOM RULES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSES. CM17: THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN PASSING GRADES AND/OR AVERAGES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES. BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 86
CONTENT MASTERY YEAR END EVALUATION AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT School year ________-________ We encourage you to assist in the process of evaluating the Content Mastery/Learning Center in your building by completing the following questions and statements. Check the appropriate box BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 90 7. Do you provide the CM teacher work sheets, tests, copies of overheads, maps, etc., ahead of time so that prior preparation in the Center is possible? 6. Are students sent to the Center for re-teaching of a skill or concept, review for tests and taking the test? 5. Are there times when you forget to send students to the CM Center? 4. Are students as a whole reluctant to leave? 3. Are you made aware of the contents of each special education student’s Individual Education Plan? 2. Are you made aware of modifications that may be appropriate for subject area? 1. Do you conference with the Content Mastery teacher? R E V E N T S O M L A M O D L E S S E M I T E M O S N E T F O S Y A W L A T S O M L A
Check the appropriate box Please list suggestions that you feel would help make the CM Center more effective. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for your cooperation and input. Please return to _______________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 91 10. Do you feel that the overall program is beneficial for the students? 9. Do you feel that the overall program is beneficial for you? 8. Do you feel that the CM teacher carries through with contacting students and parents about incomplete assignments, failing grades, etc.? R E V E N T S O M L A M O D L E S S E M I T E M O S N E T F O S Y A W L A T S O M L A
CONTENT MASTERY Year End Evaluation and Needs Assessment School years ________ - ________ Student’s Name ________________________________________ Grade __________________ Please complete the following questionnaire and tell how you feel about the Content Mastery Program. 1. Do you think the Content Mastery Program has helped you this year? ____ YES ____ NO 2. In what ways? (Place an X before each way it has helped.) ______ Help with lessons ______ Someone to read assignments or tests to me ______ Someone who will listen to me ______ Highlighted textbooks ______ Taped textbooks ______ A quieter room to study ______ Organizing notebooks or materials ______ Study skills ______ Help in making passing grades ______ Working on computer/word processor ______ Test reviews ______ Help before/after school and tutorial ______ Hands-on (manipulative) materials for study ______ Other BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 93
3. Did your teachers like for you to go to Content Mastery? ____ YES ____ NO ____ SOMETIMES 4. Did you like going to Content Mastery? ____ YES ____ NO ____ SOMETIMES 5. Did your parents like for you to go to Content Mastery? ____ YES ____ NO ____ SOMETIMES 6. Did you ask to go to the Content Mastery Center? ____ YES ____ NO ____ SOMETIMES 7. Do you have any suggestions for the Content Master Center? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 94
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CRITIQUE OF CONTENT MASTERY CENTERS I.SCHOOL BASED COMMUNICATION (1) Administrative Support: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (2) Proactive materials from teachers: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (3) Procedures outlined: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (4) In-service of staff, parents and students: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (5) Problem solving: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (6) Information students: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ II.ORGANIZATION OF CONTENT MASTERY CENTER (1) Record keeping; time data; grade data; parent contacts: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (2) Tracking of students: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (3) Folders with IEPs and modifications: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (4) Content materials: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 96
III.MATERIALS (1)Adaptations & Manipulatives: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (2)Testing procedures: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (3)Worksheets: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ (4)Highlighted texts (textbooks and resource materials): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (5)Taped tests: _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (6)Vocabulary lists and cards: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ (7)Visual aids & charts: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IV.TECHNOLOGY (1)Access to technology: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (2) In-service on use of computer: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (3)Software needs: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BROWNSVILLE ISD CONTENT MASTERY HANDBOOK 2005-2006 97