Programmatic Purpose & Outcomes

The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus is dedicated to empower each student to achieve peak academic performance by fostering skills critical to development and educational growth, and providing them with an opportunity to be reintegrated with typical peers, as well as their home school.

Data Collection for Programmatic Outcomes

Empower each student to achieve peak academic performance

Data collected to support this outcome will include results of teacher observations, trial-by-trial, portfolios of work completed by students following the implementation of evidence-based curricula such as Unique Learning Systems, and documentation of field trips and community based activities; and records of extra-curricular activities, thematic projects and whole school events.

Develop skills critical to development and educational growth

Data collected to support this outcome will include individual student progress towards IEP goals which fall within the domains of development and educational growth. This data includes but is not limited to observation of student behavior, running records/frequency tallies of behaviors targeted for reduction, records of successful completion of tasks and preferred behaviors, data derived from student performance on the curriculum, classroom based assessments, probes and evaluations.

Provide opportunities (for students) to be reintegrated with typical peers and their home school.

Placement is reviewed at all annual reviews. Discussion of the least restrictive environment appropriate to a given student will be included in the meeting notes. Data will also include the number of students each year who are given the opportunity to a) tour a less restrictive setting at their home school b) take part in an extra-curricular activity with typical peers from their home school; and/or C) scheduled to take a class or classes at a less restrictive environment in their home school