The School-Age Program at The Joshua School uses a variety of assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of each student’s individualized treatment program. Assessments can be curriculum-based or norm-referenced, depending on the information we are acquiring. Further, data is taken daily at the school and graphed to show trends in learning and skill acquisition.
It is important to know how the skills/behaviors that we are addressing in school impact the student’s lifestyle and integration into his/her community (family life, neighborhood, greater community). Our goal is to help each student succeed at achieving his/her highest potential across all environments. To measure program effectiveness and to help build individualized treatment programs, assessments across a wide spectrum may be utilized:
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is written for every student and quarterly progress is assessed and reported to parents and other professionals related to the child’s program.