Assessment Examples

Special Education: Life Skills

(Communication Skills)

Level: Various

Curriculum: Special Education – Life Skills

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Skill Focus: Communicating wants and needs with unfamiliar individuals, Request clarification and information, Appropriate socialization.

Life Skills Communication Rubric

Using the Assessment as a Growth Tool:  This rubric was designed by a teacher working with a wide variety of students.  She wanted to measure growth of her verbal and non-verbal students using a single growth tool.  This tool lends itself well for measuring and monitoring learning over time.  Points are given based on the amount of support and prompting a student receives.  Be cautious in implementation that teachers give consistent amounts of “wait time” prior to prompts, and prompts are given in a consistent way in order to gather reliable results.

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