Special education identifies students as having a 2nd or 3rd grade reading level or a 4th grade math level. In the last 10 years the curriculums of lower grades have changed such that 1st graders now are learning past 3rd grade skills. By defining a reading/math identifier like the WIDA scale teachers would have more on the spot information of special education students. Additionally, in SIS a teacher can scroll over an ELL students red flag to know their WIDA level. Imagine if that were the case for special education students?
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