Because so many specialized teachers work with my student who has a disability, who monitors the progress my student is making?

Monitoring student progress is a shared responsibility among all team members, including special education teachers, general education teachers, and parents. The special education teacher is typically responsible for data collection to monitor a student's progress on Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, objectives, and use of accommodations. However, critical data regarding a student's progress on many goals needs to be obtained in general education settings and the role of the classroom teacher is critical to contributing to data collection.

Factual Information

Student progress in the general education curriculum for students who have disabilities needs to be measured and evaluated. Classroom teachers are responsible for monitoring the progress of students who have disabilities in their classrooms. This may be collaboratively accomplished with other team members depending on the student's needs.

Classroom Activities

If you have a student who has disabilities assigned to your classroom, review that student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) to ensure you understand the goals listed in the IEP and what information will be used to assess progress toward those goals. If you are uncertain about any aspect of the IEP, talk with the student's case manager.


No collaborative activities are available at this time.

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