6. Differentiation Strategy Matrix: The Thirteen Categories under IDEA (20 points) TPE #8
Working in small groups (3 persons maximum), candidates will create a master chart (matrix) that includes information about environmental, curricular, instructional, and assessment adaptations, differentiations, and accommodations for students who qualify for special education according to state and federal criteria under any of the thirteen categories.
Candidates will provide evidence of their knowledge of U.S. special
education disability categories, accompanying learner characteristics, and
needed supports for success in general education
Using given categories, candidates create a Differentiation Strategy Matrix that reflects their knowledge of nondiscriminatory assessment, processes for making a child eligible for special education, and the teacher’s role in developing IEPs.
Written products and class discussions evidencing assessment above
Candidates’ Matrix will be evaluated using a 20-point rubric.
Turnbull, A., Turnbull, R., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2007). Exceptional lives:
Special education in today’s schools (5th ed.). Ch. 1-3
“The Categories of Disability” - Dr. Toni Hood
EDMS 512, Hood