Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of Under-performing Special Education Subgroups
Columbus implements customized solutions to improve the achievement of special education subgroups in schools identified for, or that are in, restructuring due to an inability to achieve consistent Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Columbus strategic solutions include assignments of highly qualified and competent teachers; provisions of curriculum, textbooks and instructional materials aligned with standards; professional development; job-embedded training and coaching, ongoing technical assistance, sustainable capacity building, and program evaluation.
Transition from School to Adult Life
Columbus carries out district specific services for youth with disabilities to promote cognitive and life skills that enable them to work and live effectively in the community and become contributing members of society.
Columbus strategic solutions includes review of existing services and identification of service gaps; design of appropriate transition service programs built upon national standards and quality indicators; assignment of highly qualified transition specialists; strengthening collaborative relationships with community agencies and work sites.
School-Based Autism Services
Columbus employs tailored solutions to improve services provided to individuals with autism emphasizing behavior support-services to increase the student’s opportunities for learning academic, functional, social, and life skills.
Columbus strategic solutions include assignment of highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), itinerant service providers, teachers and/or related service personnel in high need areas in the district; design appropriate school-based autism services based on the individual’s needs.