It infuriates me when students try take advantage of their IEP!

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  1. Lindsay.Lou

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    (This is just a vent)

    I had one student (a girl) last week tell me that she needed an untimed test and told me it was part of her IEP. This didn't sound right (I would've remembered something like that!) so I later pulled out her IEP and it clearly states that she ONLY needs acommodations for math (I teach World History)! What a sneak!!!

    I have another student (a boy) who is constantly trying to get out of doing work in class by telling me he can't do the assignment without the help of his sped teacher. The only issue he has (according to his IEP) is reading comprehension. Even when we're doing a classroom activity that involves NO reading whatsoever, he pulls the "I need my specialist to do this" card. Ummm. NO you don't. If you did, it would say so in your IEP!

    Does this happen to you guys?
     
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  3. mustang sally

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    Kinda-except my student is sped and IEP states all class materials are to be read to student. Sometimes when I start to read to my student, student says, "I can do this. I will let you know when I need help. O.K?" I say, "Alright", but then sometimes the student gets the help and does poorly. The student responds, "Oh, well. I'm sped so I will pass anyway." That ticks me off! The student is very intelligent(IQ126)--just lazy and somewhat unmotivated to learn(parent issues). Student is severely ADHD--no meds--parent issues.
    I dislike the fact the student knows they are sped and anything will go. Parents do not help with child. All joking aside, the student is smarter than both parents put together!! I feel this is why they do not help--they are in over their heads. In the mean while, their child is getting over on everyone.
     
  4. Learner4Life

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    How about the Spec. Ed. teacher that hides under the umbrella of "this student has this in his IEP." Um... MAYBE, if all this stuff is in his IEP, you should show me his IEP and lay it out on the line BEFORE I violate the IEP. I'm a new teacher, I wasn't there when you made the IEP, YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE!!!!

    Sorry, vent.
     
  5. WindyCityGal606

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    At our school, the SPED teachers or the counselor gives us an IEP summary sheet listing modifications and accommodations required by law for each student. As the reg Ed teachers, you MUST get a copy of the IEP so you can follow the law. Can you request it from someone? This could really be detrimental if the parents question you. Not fair to leave you in the dark.
     
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    I give all of the teachers a copy of the students' IEPs once they are completed in October. When they are updated (each reporting period), they get a copy of updates. They are also encouraged to sit with me while I am writing them so that they can provide their input. The homeroom teacher(s) are legally responsible for implementing the IEP, so they need to know what is in it.

    I also sit with each of my students to explain their IEPs to them. They need to know what is there and what the various accommodations and modifications mean (and don't mean). As most of them are headed to high school next year, it is imperative for them to know their learning strengths and weaknesses.
     
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    I gave a quiz this week (right before spring break). I did not want to test after spring break, but we had not spent as much time as I would have liked on the material. I decided to give the kids about ten minutes to write down any information that they wanted on a small slip of paper to be used on the quiz. I had one student who fooled around during this time and did not make a note card. When I pass out the quiz he tells me that he can use his book, it’s in his IEP. Hello! Can we say crutch?!
     
  8. DHE

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    Whenever I have a student who has an IEP, I ask to have a copy so that I can do what needs to be done to help this student. You should ask for a copy.
     
  9. Major

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    What is an IEP?
     
  10. monsieurteacher

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    Individualized Education Plan.
     
  11. mmswm

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    I've been known to tell a student who I KNOW is using the IEP as a crutch that "the real world doesn't offer an IEP, you need to figure out how to make in work in spite of whatever problems you have." I also tell them that I'll do everything in my power to teach them to compensate, but they've got to do the majority of the work themselves. I can't do it for them. It sucks, but it's life.

    It's a whole different story when the student is being straight up. I have no problems accomodating. That response is purely for the student who's trying to pull something over on me.
     
  12. Yank7

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    WE have just completed the state math exams. So many children have different requirements for taking the test that our ten second grade classes had to spend the first two periods watching cartoons in the auditorium for three days so their rooms could be used for special ed ,ESL,resource room and who knows what else.The only ones who take the test under normal conditions and timing are the students who are on or above grade level.In addition each year the test gets easier and easier and the politicians brag what a great job they are doing in improving our schools.If only this was really true.
     
  13. WindyCityGal606

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    Two years ago they made the state tests here so easy that a large majority of students made incredible gains...yeah right! We all knew that was a load but, hey, it makes them look good. Unbelievable how "fixed" all this testing is.
    Our ELLs finally get to have extra time and get to use a linguistically modified version of the test again this year. I think that's fair. For the past few years, they have had to take the same test as everyone else. That's insane.
     

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