WEC CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

Listed below are the special education programs offered at the William E. Cottle School for the 2015-2016 school year. These programs are listed starting with the least restrictive learning environment.

  1. Consultant Teacher Services (CTS): is defined as direct and/or indirect services provided to a school-aged student with a disability in the student’s general education classes, and/or to such student’s general education teachers. The purpose of CTS is to adapt, as appropriate to the needs of the student, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to support the student to successfully participate and progress in the general curriculum during regular instruction. This service must be provided for a minimum of two (2) hours per week.

  2. Resource Room Program & Consultant Teacher Services: The combination of these two services is expected to result in increased student time in the general education classrooms. This combination of services must be provided for a minimum of three (3) hours per week. (For example, students receiving this service will receive two (2) RR periods, and three (3) CTS periods per week)

  3. Resource Room Program (5:1 ratio) is a special education program for a student with a disability registered in either a special class or general education class who is in need of specialized supplementary instruction in an individual or small group setting for a portion of the day. Resource programs are for the purpose of supplementing the general education classroom instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of supplemental programs. This means that instruction is not provided in place of the student’s regular academic instruction. This service must be provided for a minimum of three (3) hours per week.

  4. Special Class: Reading (8:1 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. This service should be offered five (5) periods per week.

  1. Integrated Co-Teaching Services (Grade 4 only), 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. 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.