Statewide Child Find, Evaluation, and
ARD Supports Virtual Workshops
We are excited to offer FREE virtual workshops on a variety of pertinent topics related to child find, evaluation, and ARD supports.
Click on the registration link to register for the LIVE virtual workshop and receive more information. Certificates of attendance will be provided to participants who attend and participate in the live virtual workshop within 3 business days from the virtual workshop.
If you cannot attend the live virtual workshop, please check back here after the workshop date and you can access the recording.
Rescheduled: April 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
"Writing Effective Impact and Need Statements in the FIE”
by Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Education Specialists Nicole Price and Brandi Perkins
This virtual workshop will review the development process of an individualized education program (IEP), which begins with the student’s full and individual evaluation (FIE). Participants will be provided guidance and resources for writing effective impact and need statements that will drive the creation of comprehensive present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFPs) and building of an appropriate IEP.
Rescheduled: May 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Triangulating Data in the Full and Individual Evaluation: Telling the Student’s Story”
by TEA Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Network Coordinator Dawne Vanderhule
Evaluations must be comprehensive and based on a variety of data sources. Participants will learn how to triangulate data (from more than two sources) in order to verify results. Consistency of findings leads to recommendations for evidence-based interventions and how to progress monitor those interventions.
Recorded on 10/17/19
Evaluating Dysgraphia in the FIE
Description: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the academic and underlying difficulties associated with dyslexia and develop a comprehensive plan for evaluating dysgraphia within an FIE.
Presenter: Cherry Lee, Director of the Reading Academies, Division of School Programs, Texas Education Agency.
Recorded on 1/16/20
Documenting Growth in the FIE
Description: While it is important to obtain a peer comparison level of performance, standard scores and percentile ranks are not the best measures to document growth in students with disabilities. Equal interval scores compare a student’s performance to his/her previous performance. The purpose of this virtual workshop is to promote the inclusion of equal interval data in the full and individual evaluation (FIE).
Presenter: Dr. Mertie “Mimi” Gomez, assistant professor of College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning, Sam Houston State University
Recorded on 2/6/20
Description: This virtual workshop will review the requirements of an ARD committee meeting, including membership, participation, and components. Participants will gain an understanding of the different types of ARD committee meetings and the processes for mutual agreement. Learn best practices of a compliant ARD committee meeting and process.
Presenter: Kara Zwolinski, Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Network Lead