Entirely too many students in special education are dropping out of school or not graduating with a diploma.
Roswell, GA (PRWEB) January 19, 2011
Excent®, the creator of software platforms built to empower special needs students in K12 communities, announces the release of MyGraduationPlan™, an online software developed for use by students, parents, and administrators. MyGraduationPlan™ seeks to increase student participation in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process to boost graduation rates.
“Entirely too many students in special education are dropping out of school or not graduating with a diploma. MyGraduationPlan supports the educator’s hard work to turn this trend around,” said Carmen W. Cavolo, creator of MyGraduationPlan.
Students use MyGraduationPlan to assess their strengths and needs and learn to become self-advocates for their personalized IEP. The program begins in Middle School and progresses with additional content, tools, and activities each year. Teachers involve students and parents in setting attainable and effective IEP and post-secondary goals, through MyGraduationPlan, in order to enhance individualized education and facilitate communication for better IEP meetings.
“There’s a huge difference between learning and graduation,” says Mimi Gamel, graduation coach for Crabapple Middle School.
Via MyGraduationPlan, district administrators can monitor student progress from their desktop, enabling administrators to effectively ensure the completion of transition planning goals, compliance with state and federal requirements, and consistent planning across all schools.
“By aligning all of the stakeholders around the student’s own goals and involving the student in their own IEP, students are given a sense of purpose and ability, which greatly increases their probability of staying in school to graduate,” said Cavolo.