District SPED Teams
Related Services are “supportive services [that] are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education . . . ” [Section 300.24(a)].
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are two related services. To learn more about these services visit their respective subpages.
Specially Designed Instruction
Specially Designed Instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction.
Speech Language Pathology and Adapted Physical Education are two services that are specially designed instruction. To learn more about these services visit their respective subpages.
IEPs must include necessary accommodations for the state assessment, Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, PPS is implementing the Smarter Balanced (SBAC), This assessment includes changes to some of the available accommodations on the OAKs. Resources for teacher include:
Quick Guide to State Assessment Changes for 2014-15: This cheat sheet includes a visual chart of what accommodations are available on all the Smarter Balanced assessment, and a crosswalk of significant changes from the OAKS to Smarter Balanced. This is a summary of more detailed information available in the Oregon Accessibility Manual. This link also includes information on how to document state assessment accommodations on the IEP for the 14-15 school year.
2017-2018 Oregon Accessibility Manual: This is ODE’s comprehensive guide to all accessibility provisions for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, OAKS Assessments, Extended Assessments, Kindergarten Assessment, English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA), National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
SBAC Guidelines FAQ: This document is a Frequently Asked Questions about accessibility provision specific to the Smarter Balanced assessment.
Support for School Personnel
Supports for school personnel are provided for staff to support a student in attaining progress towards annual goals, to support the involvement and progress in the general education curriculum, and to participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities; as well as to support the education and participation with other children with disabilities and children without disabilities.
Support for school personnel includes Assistive Technology/AAC, Autism Services, Direction Services and the Feeding Team. To learn more about these services visit their respective subpages.
Early Childhood Team
The Early Childhood Evaluation Team conducts comprehensive developmental evaluations for children birth to 5 years old who are suspected of having a disability and supports children and families through transition from Early Childhood Special Education services to Kindergarten.