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What will be the role of your school counseling program in curbing the trend for SE placement as an intervention?
It is an unwritten policy by the teachers and administration of your school that all students who are in danger of being retained for the second time be screened and tested for possible placement into special education (SE) classes. SE students can have testing accommodations if they have identified disabilities and are offered different promotion and graduation policies. You believe that in your particular school there is an overreliance on SE as an intervention without aggressive searches for other effective means to support students before they get to their second retention. There are a disproportionate number of minorities placed into SE programs. What will be the role of your school counseling program in curbing the trend for SE placement as an intervention?