Moving On to the Next Grade
MOVING ON TO THE NEXT GRADE
The Student Specific Process Checklist and the supporting materials in this manual should be helpful not only for planning a student's transition to a less restrictive environment, but also for preparing a student's move to the next grade or school.
It is recommended that the topics on the checklist be reviewed again so that information and strategies are efficiently communicated to new team members in the next grade. Therefore, it is important to begin planning the transition in March or April of the current school year. In addition, there are two forms that may be helpful in relating student specific information to the new educators.
The first form, titled "Getting to Know You," is especially useful in communicating student information in the elementary grades when a student has one teacher for most of the day. The student's current teacher(s) would complete the form and give it to the next year's teacher(s).
The second form, called "Student Information Form," is designed to relate student information to teachers in secondary settings, or whenever a student has a separate teacher for each class and may be working on different objectives in each class. The student's special education teacher would fill out this form and distribute it to his/her new teachers.