The District provides an Accelerated Placement Program (APP). The APP advances the District’s goal of providing educational programs with opportunities for each student to develop to his or her maximum potential. The APP offers an educational setting with curriculum options usually reserved for students who are older or in higher grades than the student participating in the APP. APP options include, but may not be limited to: (a) accelerating a student in a single subject; (b) other grade-level acceleration; and (c) early entrance to kindergarten or first grade.
Current students eligible for the APP will be screened during the school year by a team of stakeholders and assessed by a school psychologist. Student referrals for evaluation can be made by a staff member or guardian, teacher, and should be submitted to the building principal. The evaluation process includes multiple measures and is guided by the use of the research-based Iowa Acceleration Scale. These considerations need to be made prior to April 1.
Families requesting a screening for early entrance into kindergarten must contact the district office or Jefferson Early Learning Center no later than March 15 of the school year in which early entrance is being requested. Students who currently attend Jefferson will be able to use Jefferson school data for consideration. All other families must provide a report of performance from the pre-school they are attending. This report must be provided no later than April 1. Screening/assessment for early entrance into kindergarten or first grade occurs no later than May 1. Students must meet the criteria set for by the district in order to be allowed entry into Kindergarten if they are not 5 years of age prior to September 1. Families should also be aware that the APP for early admission is reserved for students who are advanced compared to their same-aged peers.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has developed some web pages and resources especially for parents of students with disabilities. A good place to start might be on their Home Page for parents:
Parent rights and responsibilities in Special Education in Illinois is a very important topic for all parents of students involved with Special Education services. To read the Parent Handbook and learn more about parent rights in special education in English or Spanish:
In accordance with Public Act 101-0515, the Moline-Coal Valley School District is providing notice to parents/guardians regarding their rights in relation to the provision of related services to students who are eligible for special education under IDEA.
The Moline-Coal Valley School District will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to your child. Copies of any related service logs will be available to you at your child’s annual review IEP meeting. You may also request a copy of the related service logs at any time. If you would like to receive copies of your child’s related service logs, please direct your request to your child’s IEP case manager and/or special education teacher.
Assistant Superintendent Pupil Personnel and Director of Special Education Moline-Coal Valley School District #40