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Special Education

Adults and students smiling holding up a Maple sign.

Deb Agnew
Director of Special Education
dagnew@adrian.k12.mi.us

Kelly Judson
Administrative Assistant
kjudson@adrian.k12.mi.us

Students w/ Suspected Learning Disabilities

All Public Schools in Lenawee County determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses.

Emerging practices suggest any referral for special education evaluation and services for students experiencing academic difficulties, including English Language Learners, should occur only after the student participates in a pre/referral process that includes instructional intervention and progress monitoring in general education.

Federal law implies a need for a pre/referral process which provides all students with high quality instruction in the core curriculum and uses a tiered intervention process that monitors student performance on scientific, research-based and culturally/linguistically responsive instructional interventions that are implemented within the general education classroom.