I wanted to see what everyone's thoughts on Level Systems for ED students are. If you are unfamiliar with the term, a Level System is based upon a student's behavior. The better their behavior, the more privileges they earn. (Such as eating lunch with peers, and attending "out classes" in a general education classroom.) I'm asking because my first and second yearsof teaching ED---this is what we used. It worked well, the kids liked knowing what level they were on, discussed how many more days they needed until the next level, etc. The downside was---they missed a lot of curriculum. This year we had to do away with the Level System. My supervisor decided they were awful and harmful to the students. They had us putting the kiddos in General Education classes from Day 1 (with aide or my support). No matter what. It's seems to have worked---I'm thrilled with the student's academic progress, but.....I miss out on having all that time to lay a foundation for success for these kids. What are your thoughts?