IAES 45-Day Assessment Classrooms
Interim Alternative Education Setting (IAES) 45-Day Assessment Program provides
an environment where psychosocial needs of each student are assessed in a
small, structured setting in order to develop clear recommendations and a plan
for the students’ school district. We offer an integrated approach where the
45-day students are placed in classrooms with their grade level peers. The
student to staff ratio is high, in order to provide a high level of support and
positive reinforcement. The ratio is
never greater than 1:3.
will partake in academics that correspond to their grade level curriculum under
the Massachusetts State frameworks. Students also participate in music therapy, art therapy, physical
education, social skills groups, lunch, recess and electives. All services on a students’ IEP will be
provided by our team of therapists and clinicians.
formal and informal assessments are conducted and a written report is presented
at the termination team meeting. The 45-day assessment program does not make DSM
5 diagnoses, but utilizes assessment tools to assess the child’s competencies
and weaknesses and to further direct diagnostic assessment.
require that parents/caregivers come into the school for an interview and tour
before the child can be accepted into our program. The students will not receive quarterly
progress reports; rather this information will be included in the assessment
is the responsibility of the referring school district to coordinate
transportation for the student and to mail out all invitations regarding the
established 45-day assessment meeting. All 45-day meetings will be held at Valley Collaborative Elementary
School 135 Coburn Rd. Tyngsboro, MA.