All About Assessments: Undivided Learning with Dr. Sarah Pelangka

Event Recap
Dec. 23, 2021Updated Jul. 8, 2022

On November 18, 2021, Dr. Sarah Pelangka, special education advocate and owner of KnowIEPs, gave us a rundown of all things assessments. She explained how we can ensure our child is getting the correct assessment, what to do when disputing test scores, and what the difference is between Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentive and Alternative Communication (AAC). Check out the clips below for highlights or watch the full recording!

You can also read more about assessments in our article here!

Remember that you are your child's best advocate. When it comes to assessments and the accommodations that your child will need, make sure to have a conversation with the school district about getting everything in place. In the clip below, Dr. Pelangka goes over some key points to keep in mind:

Legally, the school district is not allowed to use test scores as justification for placing your child in a more restrictive learning environment, but Dr. Pelangka says that the district may try anyway. Check out this clip for Dr. Pelangka's advice for how to respond if this happens to you in an IEP meeting.

What is the difference between assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? What about assessments for them? In the clip below, Dr. Pelangka explains the differences and gives plenty of examples.

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