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Current Practices for Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Learners

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Response to intervention (RTI) is a pre-referral model most often used in determining whether a child has a specific learning disability. In this model:
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It is assumed that the general education teacher’s instruction is evidence-based and of high quality
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Response to intervention (RTI):
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Can be applied to social behavior and academic learning
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Frequent measures that provide information on whether a student is learning as expected are:
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Progress monitoring assessments
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Schools must provide an individualized program for each student who requires special education services. This means that:
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An educational program must be written for each student who requires special education services
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Which of the following represents the legally correct sequence of IEP development within planning of special education services?
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Evaluation, development of IEP, placement
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Which of the following best describes an individual family service plan (IFSP)?
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A type of IEP created for preschool children with disabilities
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The concept of transition involves more than just employment. It has a broad emphasis to include:
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Concern for outcomes such as independent living and community adjustment
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What was the major accomplishment of IDEA and other federal laws with respect to transition?
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They required IEPs to contain a statement of needed transition services for students with disabilities 16 years or older
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The special education intervention that requires the least specialized environment is:
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Instruction by a regular classroom teacher
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Maria is enrolled in a general education classroom but is taught by a special education teacher in a special education classroom for an hour a day. What type of special education services does she receive?
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She receives resource services
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Of the following, the special education intervention that represents the highest level of specialization is:
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Instruction in a self-contained special education classroom
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Estella has a learning disability. Her primary placement is most likely a:
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Regular classroom
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Nationwide, what percentage of students with disabilities is education primarily in general education classrooms?
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More than 50%
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In collaborative consultation, the special education teacher:
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Acts as an expert in providing advice to the general education teacher
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In co-teaching,
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General and special educators teach together in the same classroom
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For students with disabilities, the objective of partial participation is:
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Exposure to activities experienced by all students
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Bill is a student with low vision. His teacher provides him with a set of large-type notes at the beginning of each lecture. This is an example of:
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Accommodation
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When teachers provide choices of activities on a single topic that vary in difficulty, they are using:
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Tiered assignments
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A student who performs or behaves poorly in school and appears likely to fail or fall short of his of her potential is:
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At risk
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Which of the following is an expectation for general education teachers?
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Participating in writing individualized education programs
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Ms. Lopez, a second grade teacher, has concerns about Delroy’s progress in math. Before she makes a referral for special education, she should:
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discuss her concerns with Delroy’s parents
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What makes special education “special” is:
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Instruction that is altered to meet the needs of exceptional learners
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The dimension of instruction that refers to the speed of introducing new concepts is:
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Pace
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative’s document, “Application to Students with Disabilities,” states that students with disabilities:
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Might need to have instructional supports by, for example, presenting material in multiple ways
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Considering the needs of all potential users, including those with disabilities, when developing a technology is referred to as:
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Universal Design