Some outstanding questions.
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Beatrice: Studies show (Marilyn Gittel) that 87% of people on public assistance that attain a 4 year college degree get off and stay permanently off of welfare. How does your school support low income students see college as a viable route out of poverty?
Brent Spencer: This is the challenge I often find ... when I am assessing students with specialized learning needs, I want to provide assessment that is authentic and relevent to them in terms of their particular successes in their individualized learning goals (as in an individual learning plan, while still giving them feedback in terms of the Grade level learning outcomes of their particular grade. I find the second type of assessment can often be discouraging to some students on adapted plans (e.g. language arts writing activity). Any suggestions?
Gretchen Rudham: Do you think that your colleague Adam would be willing to share his experience?
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