TMS CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

Listed below are the special education programs offered at Tuckahoe Middle School for the 2015‐ 2016 school year. These programs are listed starting with the least restrictive learning environment.

  1. Integrated Co‐Teaching Services, as defined in regulation, means the provision of specially designed instruction and academic instruction provided to a group of students with disabilities and non‐disabled students. In this model, the general education teacher and a special education teacher share responsibility for the delivery of primary instruction, planning and evaluation for all students.

  2. Special Class‐Academic Skills (15:1 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction.

  3. Special Class‐ELA & Mathematics (15:1 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction.

  4. Multi‐Graded Special Class (12:1:1 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction in a self‐contained setting, meaning that such students are receiving their primary instruction separate from their non‐disabled peers.