class worka special education solution endorsed by the Council of Special Education Administrators (CASE), added new IEP goal writing and progress tracking features to their award-winning intervention and Special education platform.
Classworks now makes it easy to create, write, and complete IEP academic goals for reading and math.
– Data on current domain-specific performance levels for each student
– Suggested standards for IEP goals based on assessment data
– Suggested standards and competency-based short-term goals to support the IEP
– Competency-based progress monitoring to track progress on the exact goals chosen for the IEP
-Copy and paste PLAAFP goals and objectives data into any IEP tool
“Our special education teachers are dedicated to creating high-quality IEPs tailored to the needs of each student. However, this process can be tedious without the right data and tools. Classworks data is easy to understand and gives us exactly what we need to create meaningful goals. Plus, with progress tracking automatically tied to goals, it’s a game-changer for us,” says Katrina Jackson, director of special education, Montgomery Public Schools. “Teachers are delighted to have reliable data and documentation. Classworks cut their IEP writing time in half! »
How it works
The complete SPED solution has always included reading and math assessments validated by the National Center for Intensive Intervention (NCII) to identify current performance levels by domain. Now teachers can easily add PLOP/PLAAFP statements, as well as goals and objectives, directly into their IEP tool.
Teachers choose from suggested standards-based IEP goals based on each student’s area of need. Additionally, Classworks provides a bank of goals at the student’s current level that align with the selected grade level standard. Goals are already included in the student progress tracker to transparently measure progress towards the goal.
“Classworks’ NCII-validated progress tracking has long been a popular solution for teachers because of its ease of use and automatic graphing of the rate of improvement,” said Jerry Henley, senior vice president of product experience at Classworks. “We’ve heard from our district partners about the need for data consistency and easier tracking of progress toward goals. It made sense to automatically link progress tracking data to chosen goals, giving teachers confidence that they had reliable documentation. »
Specially designed instruction
The program goes one step further by providing each student with specially designed and individualized reading and math lessons based on their selection and progress tracking data. Students work on exactly what the IEP has identified and their learning path is automatically adapted based on their weekly data.
“Often, special educators use programs purchased for them by gen ed that don’t address their very specific need for streamlined data that links current levels to measurable goals and objectives and constantly tracks progress,” says Melissa Sinunu, President and director of Classworks. “We’ve worked with our district partners to ensure the new features meet their need to create effective academic IEPs, measure and document progress, and provide individualized SDIs to achieve goals!”
Learn more about Classworks for Special Education.
Classworks leverages technology and evidence-based learning practices to transform the way school districts meet the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of students. Our comprehensive CASE-approved special education solution includes academic filters, purpose-built math and reading instructions, progress tracking, suggested IEP goals and objectives, and powerful data visualizations. Screening and progress monitoring assessments are validated by the National Center for Intensive Intervention (NCII).