Quality Indicators of Emotional Support Services and Programs: A Review Process for LEAs - Event Information

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • This overview session will provide participants with the opportunity to review and discuss information related the Quality Indicators of Emotional Support Services and Programs (QIESSP). The QIESSP enables local education agencies (LEAs) to examine the programs and services offered to students with emotional support needs. This document assists teams in examining elements within the following seven domains:                                                                                                                             • Academic Instruction and Support – standards-aligned instruction with modifications, adaptations, accommodations in the least restrictive environment, with effective instruction                  
  •  Social-Emotional Instruction and Support – the use of a variety of approaches and skills to meet student needs, with opportunities for practice, feedback, and generalization                                                                                                            
  •  Behavior Management – strategies for prevention, intervention, and crisis de-escalation, with a focus on positive, proactive discipline for individuals and groups of students                                                                                                          
  •  Collaboration and Communication – the ways that staff, programs, and families communicate and work together in providing successful outcomes for students                                                                                                                                
  •  Evaluation and Assessment – processes involved in evaluation and reevaluation, documenting and reporting progress toward Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, grading and report cards, determining ongoing needs and IEP development                                                                                                                                            
  • Post-Secondary Transition – systems and practices involved in post-high school planning and transition, as well as graduation data                                                                                                                                                                             Professional Development – procedures for hiring and retaining qualified individuals to work in the emotional support program                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • The QIESSP is designed to help LEAs reflect upon the current systems and practices in place for students with emotional support needs. This tool is intended to self-assess the program within the LEA, and is not intended to evaluate individual classrooms, teachers, or staff. In addition, LEAs can use the QIESSP to develop action steps for any and all domains that are identified as needing improvement.



Date: June 30, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: zoom - Zoom Registraiton Link: https://csiu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpfuuvqzMiE9cBWigcql4MaFCeK1kbyDbs 

Act 48: 1 hour

Target Audience: Building Administrators, Special Education Directors, and Emotional Support Teachers 



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