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BEC: LRE And Educational Placement For Students With IEPs

Publication Date: February 13, 2017 |  0 Comments  | 

This Basic Education Circular updates the policy of the Pennsylvania Department of Education on least restrictive environment and educational placement for students with Individualized Education Programs.


Topic: Inclusive Practices

School leaders play a critical role in establishing effective education practices for all students. A common challenge in this role relates to establishing and sustaining the effective use of paraprofessional support for students with disabilities. This issue of Special Education Leader focuses on how, through strategic planning and active supervision, special education leaders can support special education paraprofessionals.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Paraprofessionals, Special Education Leadership

Educational Environments And Student Performance

Publication Date: February 1, 2011 |  0 Comments  | 

This publication provides data regarding Pennsylvania’s improvement in educating students with disabilities inside general education classrooms with nondisabled peers.


Topic: Inclusive Practices

This publication outlines the interaction between PA’s Standards Aligned System and PA’s Response to Instruction and Intervention framework and their impact on inclusive practices. RtII is identified as the framework through which SAS is implemented.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Response to Instruction & Intervention

This on-demand training is specifically designed to prepare IU TaC and targeted Local Educational Agency (LEA) personnel to become facilitators for student-focused teams utilizing the Supplementary Aids and Services Consideration Toolkit. Individuals participating in this training are expected to co-facilitate a SaS Consideration Toolkit with a student team with guidance from an experienced SaS Consideration Toolkit facilitator.


Topic: Inclusive Practices

The purpose of this document is to guide Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams in calculating the Educational Environment in Section VIII of the IEP, for PennData reporting.


Topic: Inclusive Practices

All students ages 14 to 21 who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are required to be involved in a transition process in school. It is important that IEP teams are aware of the benefits of inclusive environments for secondary students. This fact sheet outlines considerations for IEP teams. Also available in Spanish.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Secondary Transition

Instructional Practices For Behavior Management

Publication Date: January 15, 2017 |  0 Comments  | 

This information sheet discusses the link between classroom behavior and instruction. Included is a checklist to help teachers determine if they are implementing effective instructional practices in their classrooms.


Topic: Behavior, Inclusive Practices, Progress Monitoring

Keys To Successful Early Childhood Inclusion

Publication Date: July 1, 2011 |  0 Comments  | 

Parents and professionals across the commonwealth met in local forums to discuss ways to increase inclusive opportunities for our youngest children and create communities where all belong. They identified eight Keys to Successful Inclusive Practices, which are described in this publication.


Topic: Early Intervention - Preschool, Inclusive Practices

This newsletter focuses on the importance of collaboration and networking with professionals and families to get the best possible Early Intervention foundation for a lifetime of success. Collaboration is a critical skill in Early Intervention, which when utilized properly, can lead to priceless benefits for children, families, schools, and communities.
Please read the attached memo to learn about updates since the printing of the newsletter.


Topic: Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool, Inclusive Practices