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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Thursday, November 29 • 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Introducing the Quality Indicators of Inclusive Schools: Access and Equity for ALL Students Seating Available

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The Quality Indicators of Inclusive Schools (QI), developed by the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE), are a facilitated self-assessment designed for school and district teams. The tool is based on the MCIE framework for effective and inclusive education. MCIE's Quality Indicators asses a school and district's implementation of practices that support the participation of ALL students in general education classes and settings. A team of stakeholders including administrators, general educators, special educators, and other staff (e.g., guidance counselor, paraprofessionals, etc.) who are familiar with the school's operations participate in rating indicators on a scale of the extent of implementation. Results assist a school and district's leadership team in determining areas of strength and opportunities for growth. The QI reflects research-based best practices across a variety of areas critical to high quality inclusive education. This 60-item survey has been used in districts in both Maryland and Illinois as an initial assessment and progress monitoring tool. The items of the survey enable schools and districts to see how effectively they are including all students, particularly those with the most extensive support needs. Presenters will describe the organization of the content of the assessment tool, method to facilitate rating, and will share results across 10 schools. Participants will have the opportunity to rate portions of the assessment based on their personal experience.

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Carol Quirk

Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
Dr. Carol Quirk is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE). For the last 30 years, Carol has worked with States, districts, schools, and families to promote inclusive education practices, including the design and implementation... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:05pm - 1:55pm PST
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