Special Education Working to Improve Student Vocabulary

The Special Education Department is continuing to work toward a district goal of improving students’ vocabulary.  The goal that the district has set is “By 2017, 70% of students in grades 2-10 will demonstrate improvement in vocabulary skills by one point as measured by the MAP assessment.  This goal will be an ongoing goal until 2020.”  

The following list contains the words that all elementary resource teachers are introducing and teaching our students that are currently on IEPs for academic assistance.  One word is taught and reviewed each week.  Students take both a pretest at the beginning of the quarter, and take a posttest at the end of the quarter over those same words, to see if they have been able to learn and understand those vocabulary words for that quarter.  Feel free to ask your child about these words!

Resource Vocabulary Words