Making Sense of School and Independent Educational Evaluations

If you and the school team cannot make sense of school and independent educational evaluations—often 15+ pages long with 50+ test scores--it is impossible to make informed decisions, know what your child’s needs are, and secure the services your child needs. This session will demonstrate how you can display those pesky test scores in a visual format that the whole team can understand to make informed decisions on eligibility determinations and create needs-based IEPs.

Vaughn K. Lauer, Ph.D.

Vaughn K. Lauer, Ph.D., has over thirty years of experience, Pre-K through post-secondary, as a teacher, professor, and building, district and state administrator of special education and has held various private organizational directorships in professional development and test development. He has presented at the state, national and international levels, authored a book on collaborative IEP development called When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes!  and recently released an online program that is in place across the country and helps all school team members to understand school evaluation test scores enabling them to make informed decision on eligibility determination and for writing needs-based IEPs

Mary S. Lauer, M.Ed., M.Ed.

Mary S. Lauer, M.Ed., M.Ed., has worked in both public and private schools; elementary, middle, and traditional and vocational high schools, in general and special education settings, as a teacher, private school director, special education department chair, and transition specialist.  She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on topics of inclusion, helping students with disabilities experience personal success, and collaboration.