Implementing Acceleration Placement Program
Toolkit Administrators Academy #1926
The focus of this academy is for principals and assistant principals to understand the requirements of the Accelerated Placement Act (Public Act 100-0421, which took effect July 1, 2018) and the Accelerated Placement Policy of their district. Participants will work from a model policy in the event their district is in need of developing and/or amending their current Accelerated Placement policy. Participants will understand the definitions of multiple types of acceleration, develop and determine the method of annual notification of the acceleration program, develop a referral process for their building, learn how to implement an evaluation process that is fair, equitable and involves multiple individuals with multiple valid and reliable assessment indicators, develop a process and timeline to communicate the decision along with a transition support plan for the student. Participants will leave the academy with access to supporting acceleration research in addition to documents that will support them to implement various types of acceleration within their own building.
IMPORTANT: Participants should bring a copy of the current district policy for Acceleration Placement, Early Entrance to Kindergarten, Early Entrance to First Grade if they exist.
About the Presenters
Susan Rhodes and Marchelle Kassebaum both serve on the ISBE Gifted Advisory Council and assisted in the development and training of the Gifted Education Seminar. Susan served as the Springfield District gifted coordinator, was instrumental in opening a public gifted magnet school in 2000, served as building principal for nine years and gained International Baccalaureatte authorization. Marchelle is a former Regional Superintendent of Schools, earned her Gifted Education Endorsement, served as a gifted coordinator and taught 4thgrade for 20 years. She is the co-founder of the Litchfield Summer Gifted Academy, which is now in its 17thyear.
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