How to write a special education report

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How to write a special education report

  1. 1. HOW TO WRITE A SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT Dr. Marilyn Brouette Briones School Martinez Unified School District
  2. 2. PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION • To Understand Purpose of Special Ed Reports • To Provide Report Guidelines • To Delineate Sections of a • Comprehensive Report
  3. 3. SPECIAL ED REPORT SECTIONS  Identifying data  Reason for referral  Background history  Observations  Tests administered  Test results  Test by test analysis  Content area by content area analysis  Conclusions  Recommendations  Summary table
  4. 4. REPORT WRITING
  5. 5. Practical Guidelines  Write the report in the third person  Condense the length of the report using single spacing  Separate your recommendations into three sections.
  6. 6. Practical Guidelines  Always separate sections  Make paragraph headings bold and easy to recognize and locate  Write reports using complete sentences, proper tense, syntax and grammar.
  7. 7. Criteria for Writing a Comprehensive Report
  8. 8. Identifying Data  Name  Address  Phone  Date of Birth  Grade  School  Chronological Age at the Time of Testing (CA)  Parents’ Names  Teacher  Referred By  Date/s of Testing  Date of Report  Examiner
  9. 9. Reason for Referral  Explains to the reader the specific reasons why this evaluation is taking place.  Write concisely, but be sure to clarify the purpose.
  10. 10. Background History Family History Developmental History Academic History Social History
  11. 11. Behavioral Observations  Includes a description of a child’s behaviors during the testing sessions  The examiner provides professional and first-hand observation of the child in a controlled setting
  12. 12. Tests and Procedures Administered  List individual tests included in the test battery and any procedures used to enhance the report, such as classroom observation, review of records, and parent intake.
  13. 13. Test Results Analyzes the results of each test and looks at the child’s individual performance on each measure. Test by Test Approach Separately analyses the child’s performance on each test. Content Area by Content Area Approach Analyses the results separately by content area
  14. 14. Conclusions  Explains trends to the stakeholders  Trends in the child’s testing results may indicate academic strengths and weaknesses, modality strengths and weaknesses, process strengths and weaknesses, and overall diagnosis and level or severity of the problems areas indicated.
  15. 15. Recommendations  Recommendations to the school  Recommendations to the teacher  Recommendations to the parent
  16. 16. Evaluation Summary Table  Summarizes and categorizes test scores in one specific area.
  17. 17. REVIEW  Identifying data  Reason for referral  Background history  Observations  Tests administered  Test results  Test by test analysis  Content area by content area analysis  Conclusions  Recommendations  Summary table Explained reasons for special education reports and included guides for the following comprehensive sections:

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