I have two students from a behavior program who are included in my math class this year. Because they’ve been in the behavior program, they haven’t learned the common core standards and they are behind. I think the 6th grade behavior class at my school is still doing adding and subtracting. One of the kids scored in the 3rd percentile (red) on our math test saying that he’s in need of severe intervention. In comparison, my kids on IEPs have scored in the blue (one level below the green.) His score was even worse for reading. All of my students are having success with the curriculum except these two kids. They’re confused and every answer is wrong. The behavior hasn’t been too bad but they did have a para. Basically, the director likes to include kids when the behavior is managed even when the academics are a disaster. My team has the attitude that it’s not our problem anymore and there’s not much we can do. I’ve documented grades and other things to send to his sped teacher. But I know the principal is on our side and agrees that they need some services. Since the para is leaving, my team teacher said we’ll have to let the redirect person know that we might be calling often. I’m lucky that I have this class first period when the behavior is pretty good. I just don’t think it’s right for someone to be pulled from a specialized program and thrown be into inclusion with no support. I was basically told to differentiate more but I don’t think I should have to change what’s working for almost every child to pull these two kids individually. My coach agrees that they need a one to one and said that there not a lot I can do for them. It just makes me really sad. I know a lot of people have kids with worse behaviors and less supports but I know these kids shouldn’t be included with no support.