Best Practices: CTE Teachers’ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

Best Practices: CTE Teachers’ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

  • Grade range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Release date: 07-14-2017
  • Tags: ARD, Transition planning, Special education, IEP, CTE, ARD Committee Members, ARD meetings, Students with disabilities, Special needs students, Special education evaluation records, Students with special needs, Special education eligibility, PLOP, Present Levels of Performance, PLAAFP, Academic Achievement, Functional Performance, IEP Goals, ARD meeting, Transition plans, ARD Agenda Section 10, Autism, Visual impairments, ARD Agenda Section 11, ARD Agenda Section 12, ARD Agenda Section 13, LRE, Least Restrictive Environment, Special needs services, Special education services, Special education collaboration, Technical Education

Description

The objective of this video series is to acquaint educators with best practice concepts in relation to CTE teachers’ participation in the ARD process.  In addition to detailing the roles and responsibilities of the ARD committee members, a best practice mock ARD scenario will be presented. 

Resources

Resource ID: SP101 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This video introduces the CTE teachers’ role in transition ARD meetings.  The roles and responsibilities of the ARD committee members will be discussed, as well as a demonstration of a best practice mock ARD scenario.   
Resource ID: SP102 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage one of ARD process.  ARD committees are made up of a number of different people.  This video presents an ARD committee meeting and explains the responsibilities of each member.  
Resource ID: SP103 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage two of the ARD process.  In order to prepare for an ARD meeting, it is important to know the purpose of the meeting.  This video presents an ARD meeting in which the purpose of the meeting is discussed. 
Resource ID: SP104 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 3 of the ARD process.  During an ARD meeting, evaluation records kept by members are reviewed.  The following video shows an ARD meeting in which evaluation records are being discussed. 
Resource ID: SP105 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage four of the ARD process.  The determination of eligibility for special education services is made during the ARD meeting.  The following video shows a meeting in which the student’s eligibility is discussed based on the evaluation data that was shared. 
Resource ID: SP106 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage six of the ARD process.  During the meeting, both the special education teacher and the general education teacher review the student’s present levels of performance or PLOPs. The following video shows the student’s PLOP’s being discussed. 
Resource ID: SP107 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage seven of the ARD process.  In this video, an ARD meeting is conducted in which the ARD or IEP committee reviews the previous goals and progress and new IEP goals are developed based on the student’s needs, interests, and preferences.   
Resource ID: SP108 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage eight of the ARD process.  In this video, an ARD meeting is conducted in which the student’s transition and postsecondary goals are addressed and matched to proposed CTE coursework for the next academic year.
Resource ID: SP109 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage nine of the ARD process.  In this video, an ARD meeting is conducted in which graduation plans for the student are discussed.   
Resource ID: SP1010 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 10 of the ARD process.  In this video, an explanation of ARD Agenda Section 10, which discusses supplements for autism or visual impairments, is presented. 
Resource ID: SP1011 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 11 of the ARD process.  In this video, an explanation of ARD Agenda section 11, which talks about modifications and accommodations for the student, is presented.
Resource ID: SP1012 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 12 of the ARD process.  In this video, an explanation of ARD Agenda Section 12, which discusses state and district assessments, is presented. The student’s state and district results from the current school year are discussed. 
Resource ID: SP1013 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 13 of the ARD process.  In this video, an explanation of ARD Agenda Section 13, which discusses consideration of extended school year services, is presented.
Resource ID: SP1014 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 14 of the ARD process.  In this video, it is explained that the committee is responsible for determining placement based on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) stipulations.
Resource ID: SP1015 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 15 of the ARD process in which the committee determines what services will be provided to the student.  In this video, the responsibilities of the committee are explained. 
Resource ID: SP1016 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 16 of the ARD process.  In this video, it is explained that if the student is going to receive any services outside the regular educational setting, the committee must discuss and state what effects, if any, it will have on the student.
Resource ID: SP1017 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This is stage 17 of the ARD process.  In this video, it is explained that in the final section of the ARD agenda, the committee members sign the signature page of the ARD document and certify on the document whether they agree or disagree with the student’s proposed plan.
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Resource ID: SP1018 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The key to the success of a transition ARD meeting is prior collaboration between the special education teacher, the CTE teacher, and the parent.  In this video, best practice collaboration suggestions are given.   
Resource ID: SP1019 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Several Admission, Review and Dismissal committees, or ARD committees, in Texas are currently considering CTE placement for their students with special needs. In the following video, advice is given to help make the process successful. 
Resource ID: SP1020 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
A best practice would be for the CTE teacher to be involved in ARD meetings for all of their students with special needs, both in placement ARDs and for students currently enrolled in their course.  Other best practices are shared in this video.