Identifying Struggling Students Flowchart by La Roi Williams (References,…
Identifying Struggling Students Flowchart
by La Roi Williams
The basic steps that should be taken to identify and help special education students
10 Basic Steps in Special Education - Link
The 10 Steps
Step 1. Child is identified as possibly needing special education and related services.
Step 2. Child is evaluated.
Step 3. Eligibility is decided.
Step 4. Child is found eligible for services.
Step 5. IEP meeting is scheduled.
Step 6. IEP meeting is held.
Step 7. After the IEP is written, services are provided.
Step 8. Progress is measured and reported to parents.
Step 9. IEP is reviewed.
Step 10. Child is reevaluated.
2.Signs of a struggling student
Identifying Struggling Students - Link
• Becomes easily frustrated
• Lacks self-motivation
• Has difficulty staying on task
• Takes longer than normal to complete written work
• Begins to argue with you over school work
• Becomes anxious and stressed about homework
• Starts to leave books and assignments at school
• Has difficulty following directions
• Seems to work longer and harder with little or no improvement
• Is no longer organized and forgets projects and tests dates
• Turns in incomplete homework or none at all
• Makes frequent and careless errors
• Seems to have trouble with note-taking skills
• Struggles with basic reading, writing, math, or spelling skills
• Has difficulty remembering and does not retain learned skills
• Makes negative comments about the teacher or about school in general
• Receives notes home from teachers about classroom misconduct
“What are some common signs that a child has special needs?" - Link
The parent or teacher identify that a student is struggling.
Alert the proper administrators, school counselor, teachers and parents that the student may have special needs.
Conduct an evaluation of the student to determine why the student is struggling.
Formulate a plan to help the struggling student.
Provide the assistive technology, accommodations, differentiated instruction, counseling, extra-tutoring, or any other services that may help the struggling student
On a weekly to bi-monthly basis, evaluate how the plan to help the struggling student is working.
Perform another evaluation of the student. If the student does not show improvement, change the plan as necessary to accommodate the struggling student’s needs.
If the student shows improvement, continue the plan or make changes as necessary to the plan to accommodate the improving student’s needs.
Once the improving student shows no further signs of struggling, formulate a plan which allow the student to continue to thrive and improve. Have monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual meetings, whichever is deemed most appropriate, to re-evaluate the student to determine if the student has continued to improve and progress.
With regard to the struggling student, continue to meet and re-evaluate the students needs. If after a set amount of time the student does not show improvement, bring in other professionals who may have more expertise in the area that the student is struggling to make a further evaluation and determination as to what changes should be made to the plan which would best suit the student's needs.
“Signs Of a Struggling Student.” Retrieved November 6, 2019, from www.advancedlearners.com/tutoring/struggling.aspx.
“The State Of Ld: Identifying Struggling Students.” Retrieved November 6, 2019, from www.ncld.org/identifying-struggling-students.
“What are some common signs that a child has special needs?” Retrieved November 6, 2019, from www.ourkids.net/school/special-needs-signs.
“10 Basic Steps in Special Education.” Retrieved November 6, 2019, from www.parentcenterhub.org/steps/.