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  • Classroom Paraprofessional

    IEP Development: Provide any information requested by teacher(s)/ administrator(s) for development of the IEP.

    Lesson Planning: Assist in preparation of teacher designed materials that are designated as needed in the lesson plan (i.e. prepare centers for the classroom, etc

    Lesson Implementation:

    • Implement supports directed by teacher(s) during the direct teach portion of the lesson.* 
    • Work with small group for re-teach, as directed by teacher(s).*
    • Assist individual students, as directed by teacher(s).*
    • Pull individual students out of general education classroom only if required by IEP.*

    * Educational Aides 2 and 3 only (per 19 TAC §230.61) 

    Evaluation of Student Learning: 

    • May assist in grading objective assignments/tests
      (i.e. multiple choice, fill in the blank, etc.)*
    • May assist in clerical recording of grades (Note: Some LEAs allow only the classroom teacher to enter grades in a grade book/
      online grading system.)*
    • May assist in collection of data on student mastery of material using criteria/checklist developed by special educator.*

    * Educational Aides 2 and 3 only (per 19 TAC §230.61)

    Behavior Management:

    • Assist teacher(s) in implementation of the classroom management system, including
      established classroom routines, as directed by
      teacher(s)
    • Assist in the implementation of the BIP.*
    • May assist in collection of data on student
      mastery of behavior goals/ objectives using criteria/ checklist developed by special educator.*

    * Educational Aides 2 and 3 only (per 19 TAC §230.61)

    Fading of Supports: 

    • Fade supports to individual students, as appropriate.
    • Document fading of supports per student’s IEP, as directed by teacher(s).

    Student Specific (1:1) Paraprofessional

    IEP Development: Provide any information requested by teacher(s)/ administrator(s) for development of the IEP.

    Lesson Planning: Assist in preparation of teacher designed materials that are designated as needed in the lesson plan (i.e. prepare centers for the classroom, etc

    Lesson Implementation:

    • Implement IEP-required supports during all portions of the lesson as directed by teacher.
    • Pull student out of general education classroom only if required by IEP.

    Evaluation of Student Learning: May assist in collection of data on student mastery of IEP goals/objectives using criteria/checklist developed by special educator.

    Behavior Management: 

    • May assist teacher(s) in implementation of the classroom management system with individual
      student, including reinforcing/re-teaching established classroom routines, as directed by
      teacher(s).
    • May assist in collection of data on student mastery
      of behavior-related IEP goals/objectives using criteria/checklist developed by special educator.

    Fading of Supports:

    • Fade supports to individual students, as appropriate
    • Document fading of supports per student’s IEP,
      as directed by teacher(s).

     

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  • Cara Wyly
    Project Manager, Progress in the General Curriculum Network
    (210) 370-5413

 

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