KEYSTONE CORE TEAM
- CORE TEAM
The Spotlight on Special Education blog breaks down the complexities of special education one post at at time.
The blog posts are based on the Iowa Special Education Procedural Manual. There may be additional district requirements that are not reflected in the posts.
KEYSTONE CORE TEAM
This blog gives tip to have meaningful participation at IEP meetings.
Information about Keystone specialty teams and the support they provide to schools.
The core team is a multidisciplinary team made up of Special Education Consultants, School Social Workers, and School Psychologists with professional expertise to support students, schools, colleagues, families and community partners. Core team staff are responsible for conducting child-find, supporting students and teachers of students receiving special education services, and supporting schools in the implementation of state initiatives.
What We Do:
Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings
IEP support and compliance
Have knowledge of special education law and legal procedures
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) coaching
Functional Behavior Assessment
Functional Academic Assessment
Training on special education topics
Support special education delivery
Systems level support as relevant to special education work
Other duties as assigned
What We DON’T Do:
Diagnose students with specific disabilities
Prescribe medication or make medication recommendations
Make staffing decisions
Work primarily in the general education setting
Hot Topic: Progress Monitoring
For more resources check out the Keystone Website https://www.keystoneaea.org/educators/special-education/special-education-guidance
As we moved toward spring semester remember the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) testing window is March 16, 2020 until May 15, 2020. Each district determines the dates of testing within this window of time. To ensure the student receives the accommodations the IEP team determined were necessary for standardized assessment, please take a minute to review the student’s IEP. As a reminder we have provided the Accommodations and Accessibility Manual for ISASP.