Individualized Education Program (IEP) Information - DESE Special Education IEP Page
On this page, you can find the following: Is Special Education the Right Service? A Technical Service Guide; IEP Process Guide; A Parent’s Guide to Special Education; The Basic Special Education Process Under IDEA
Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in MCAS - Manual with information on test accommodations and alternate assessments
Overview of the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. The assessments that will likely replace MCAS beginning in 2015:
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a multi-state consortium working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and Mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards and anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students' progress toward this goal beginning in grade 3, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.
Adoptive Families Together: Stoughton Area Parent Group Info:
Contact: Lori Baeumler (617)587-1522, or by email by clicking here
Described and Captioned Media - Free for teachers of deaf, blind, or deaf blind students.
Helpful Links and Other Disability Resources - MA specific
AffordableCollegesOnline - resources when students enter college
Learn How to Become - financial aid sources for college
TheSimpleDollar.com - guide on how to plan and provide for a child with special needs.