Because the Styer-Fitzgerald Program offers the entire Assessment and comprehensive Curriculum in two different formats (print and cloud), we are able to accommodate all teachers – those who have embraced the digital age and those who prefer pen and paper. Both Programs offer the same results with different methods for getting there.
The print and online versions are identical, however, the assessment linking, record-keeping, teacher manuals, and report generating are automated in the cloud. We wanted to provide tangible samples for you to review, therefore the steps of the Program Overview focus primarily on the print Program, allowing you to download samples along the way. Please keep that in mind as you continue.
The results of the Assessment provide teachers with a road map to the specific IEP goals to address and provide clear indicators of each student’s Present Levels of Performance.
The Assessment does not provide a standardized score. Instead, each skill domain is evaluated individually to determine the level at which the student is performing and then to identify the next skills in the sequence to teach. After the Assessment is completed, teachers will assign the suggested programs or use the flow charts (provided with each content area) to identify the corresponding Curriculum lesson(s) to teach.
All of the Assessments and Curriculum lessons are designed to be run with students who are both verbal and nonverbal.
If the instruction is different, it is clearly outlined on both the Assessment Details page and curriculum lessons. If the instruction is the same for both, it will not be delineated.
Each content area contains multiple lessons with corresponding data. The teaching procedures within each lesson and the types of data collection systems are explained in detail in the Curriculum Teaching Guide and Cloud-Based Teacher’s Manual. Each lesson plan includes:
Assessment Testing Kit
The Functional Academics Testing Kit comes in a handy carrying case and includes, in ready-to-use format, the materials needed for assessment.
Teaching Materials Kit
All teaching materials for each Curriculum content area are printed, prepared, and ready for use in a handy Teaching Materials Kit with:
Styer-Fitzgerald educators enjoy access to hundreds of enhanced shared resources including all new resources added over time. The authors, being teachers themselves, do not believe in nickel and diming and therefore have opted to make all major enhancements available for anyone who has purchased the Program. This includes free access to over 1000 independent activities and growing. These activities are above and beyond what is included in your Teaching Materials Kit!
The individualized Elementary and Secondary curriculum span from Kindergarten through Transition providing a much-needed cohesiveness between grade levels. This model maximizes the full potential of each child while eliminating issues of repetitive busywork.
Easy-to-use lesson plans and a comprehensive data-tracking system are at the core of the Program, offering direction and accountability. Content area lessons provide age-appropriate IEP goals, while outlining the specific prompts/instructions, reinforcement, and correction procedures necessary for teaching each specific skill. The Program’s unique built-in tracking delivers a consistent and clear measurement of progress over time while providing concrete evidence for IEP goals and objectives.
The Curriculum Overview for Elementary and Secondary will give you a list of all content area programs.
The Portfolio is used to gather additional information needed to gain awareness of the whole child in order to program appropriately and provides a much-needed cohesiveness between home and school. Teachers are given many modifiable forms including documents used to help with the transition process from kindergarten through high school to transition and beyond.
Click below for the table of contents and a short sample of what is covered in the Elementary and Secondary Student Portfolios.
SDES has teamed up with Mundo Pato, Inc., our cloud publishing partner, to create a simple and affordable solution for special educators to use during this critical time.
The Virtual Teaching Materials are a separate supplemental purchase that will greatly enhance the Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics or can be used on its own.
Virtual Teaching Materials Pricing 1st year: $1000 non-recurring configuration fee plus 12 x monthly charge.
SDES has teamed up with Mundo Pato, Inc., our cloud publishing partner, to create the full Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics in the cloud. *The Styer-Fitzgerald Program in the Cloud Start-Up Fee: a $6000 non-recurring start-up fee will be added to the first year subscription only.