Leslie Polvado

Leslie Polvado’s passion is discovering and promoting potential. As Mom/ Teacher/Rep/Advocate/Wife (not in any particular order) she breathes to support others in reaching their personal potential – social, emotional, academic (in no particular order here either!). Her mantra is – “life is full of teachable moments, let’s learn together!”

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The Power of Assessment to Improve Student Outcomes

10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.


How many of us knew what we wanted to do when we grew up? Embedded assessment and career exploration is mandatory in developing self-determination, especially so for students with special needs, to effectively plan transition, goals, and coach self-advocacy for reasonable accommodations in the work place. This session will support teachers, administration, and other stakeholders in understanding and implementing assessment , supporting reasonable accommodations for access to the least restrictive environment/ competitive workplace, and meeting the needs of students with special needs.

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