Instructional Services

Utah Core Standards

Utah Core Standards

Common Core State Standards Initiative - June 2010 Presentation

Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project
Common Core’s Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts translate the new Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade into unit maps that teachers can use to plan their year, craft their own more detailed curriculum, and create lesson plans.

Common Core State Standards Application to Students with Disabilities

Common Core Math
Provides hundreds of links to resources for educators, parents and students on topics such as special education, school-to-work transition for youth with disabilities and education-related laws and regulations. Information of particular interest to educators and services providers includes resources on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), college opportunities for students with disabilities and assistive technology.

Educating Youth in State Care
Coordinated efforts between agencies can make a difference and ensure educational success in the lives of children in foster care and youth involved in juvenile justice services.

This site can help you see how your role interconnects with other agencies and give you the resources you need when interacting with them.  Education Guide.

Students in Foster Care (Resources and Education)

English Language Learner With Disabilities

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
Provides professional development materials and information on RTI and culturally diverse students.

English Language Learners with Disabilities March 2011


An Aptitude/Achievement Discrepancy Calculation Software to assist in making learning disabilities qualification decisions. The Estimator program is now web-based at The general information on the site is accessible to all with no registration requirements. If you are a charter or public school, you will need to create an account which will enable you to run a consultation as part of specific learning disabilities eligibility requirements. Go to the website and follow the directions under Request an account on this system. There are contact names and telephone numbers for support.

IDEA Presentation

IDEA 2004 Presentation was developed by USOE Special Education and UPDC staff members to assist LEA or other agency personnel in training teachers, administrator, parents, and other stakeholders with an interest in students with disabilities. These contain information aligned with the current IDEA 2004 statute and state special education rules and regulations.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

IEP Forms

Revocation of Consent for Special Education and Related Services

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
The center provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Math Instruction

Reading Instruction

National Center on Response to Intervention
The Center’s mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and building the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for RTI/EIS.

RTI Action Network
Dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. Our goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students – including those with learning disabilities – are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful.

The Iris Center for Training Enhancements
Free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Speech-Language Technician Institute Course Description and Handouts

State Personnel Development Grant Network

U.S. Department of Education

Utah Augmentative Alternative Assistive Communication and Technology (UAAACT) Teams
The UAAACT Teams serve as a resource for assessment and development of communication and technology systems for students who are nonspeaking or severely limited in their quality of speech or written language. UAAACT teams have been established for the purpose of assessing student communication needs and for providing consultation to IEP (Individualized Education Plan) teams for ongoing programming. They do not provide direct services or therapy.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
A network developed through a partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Utah State Office of Higher Education. This website provides resources for teachers and students grades K-12. It also provides information about the institutions of higher learning in Utah.

Utah Paraeducators
A source of information and guidance on a variety of activities designed to support and enhance Utah's paraprofessional workforce.

Utah Special Educator
The Utah Special Educator disseminates information related to promising practices and other dimensions in the provision of a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.