How We Measure Success

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

School-wide

Mission:

  • Students will be provided educational opportunities that are parallel to their hearing counterparts.
  • Students will be provided the supports and accommodations needed, allowing them to meet the same educational standards as their hearing counterparts.
  • Professionals, parents, consultants and school districts will work together, providing seamless instruction toward the generalization of skills.
  • All staff members in the Deaf Education Center will be provided opportunities, through the school and on their own, to develop and use the skills necessary to meet the unique and ever changing needs of our unique student population.

Measuring outcomes:

  • The students will be provided the same core curriculum as required under NYS standards.
  • The students will be provided an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that meets their individual needs which will support them in earning their high school credits and pass the NYS examinations.
  • The number of elementary students transitioning back to district will increase annually and their supports will allow them to remain in classrooms within their home school districts.
  • Staff members will be provided four (4) superintendents’ conference days per school year.
  • As determined by a 5-year plan, new programming will be established for the changing student population and evaluated by the administration and school staff annually using surveys.
Infant Toddler Program

Mission:

  • Provide instruction and support to parents and families of deaf and hard of hearing babies, allowing them to take on the skills and knowledge necessary to be their child’s best advocate throughout school age.

Measuring outcomes:

  • Parents are able to explain their child’s audiogram.
  • Parents are able to discuss their child’s strengths and supports needed for success academically, socially and emotionally.
GOALS Program

Mission:

  • Students will return to district at or near age appropriate speech and language skills, allowing them to be educated alongside their peers in the least restricted environment.
  • Students will return to district having had the same instructional framework as their local school district.

Measuring outcomes:

  • Using the following assessment tools, students will acquire the skills necessary to return to their LRE. (MAIS. ITMAIS, CASSLS, SKY HI, HELP)
Total Communication Program (grades pre k-8)

Mission:

  • Students will be reading, writing and using language on grade in level as determined by standardized evaluations and criterion-based assessments. (Observational Survey, HELP, Woodcock Johnson, LAP-D)
  • Students will be able to use language; written and spoken/signed to ask questions necessary to gather information, respond to information and for social interactions.
  • Students will be able to use mathematics, science inquiry and technology to pose questions, answer questions and transfer information across all core curricula.
  • Students will develop a strong sense of self, community and citizenship through classroom and community experiences.

Measuring outcomes:

  • Students will be able to respond in journals stating what they have learned from a lesson or activity and what they are still curious about.
  • Students will have participated in one community-based activity that helps others and one school based activity each school year.
  • Students are able to use higher level thinking skills such as: inquiry, predicting, summarizing, and synthesizing as demonstrated in classroom discussions, formal and informal assessments.
  • Students’ academic skills are comparable to their peers as determined by state, standardized and criterion-based assessments and evaluations.
Total Communication Program (grades pre k-8)

Mission: 

  • Students will graduate from high school having earned a Regents diploma.
  • Students will graduate from high school with specific post secondary outcomes and programming, whether it is college, a training program or full time employment.
  • Students will graduate from high school with civics experiences that have lead to a strong sense of self worth and commitment to community.

Measuring outcomes:

  • Graduation rates
  • Post secondary outcomes and placements
  • Resume that lists students’ community experiences, strengths and future goals.
Multiply Handicapped Programs

Elementary Level Mission:

  • Students will be able to express their basic wants and needs.
  • Students will be able to independently take care of their basic needs.
  • Students will participate in activities that provide self motivation.
  • Students will develop social skills that lead to a positive sense of self and positive interactions with peers.

Middle and High School Level Mission: 

  • Develop communication skills that allow the individual to ask questions for information and share information that is asked of them.
  • Develop pleasurable leisure skills.
  • Develop pre vocational skills that allow an individual find a community-based experience that is positive and matches their interests.
  • Develop independent living skills to their maximum capacity.

Measuring Outcomes: 

  • As demonstrated through the ABLLS assessment students will be able to gather and communicate information purposefully.
  • Students will be able to successfully complete the work experience program, on campus through off campus paid on or before graduation.
  • Students will be able to identify and take part in activities that they enjoy.
  • Using the criterion based independent living assessment tool, students will be able to take care of their personal care, household care and management as independently as possibly.
STEPS

Mission: 

  • Students will develop the self control and self worth to return to the LRE, learning alongside their peers, positive sharing social interactions and using the self management strategies they learned in the program.

Measuring Outcomes:

  • Students will earn a level 5 in the program, allowing them to be integrated without supervision in the school program.

 

Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center

At the Early Childhood Center, we measure success by the:

  • Progress of each child is measured by his/her Individual Education Plan (IEP) Goals and Objectives
  • Number of children going back to Kindergarten placements in their home districts
  • Parent participation in workshops, support groups and fundraising projects
  • Number of inquiries for placement in the program

 

Mill Neck Services

  • Over twenty deaf, developmentally disabled adults living with Mill Neck support in the community of their choice
  • Hundreds of people placed in jobs of their choice
  • Hosting the only RID super-site testing center on LI
  • Provision of nationally certified interpreting hours within regional hospitals, schools, and businesses
  • Coordinating specialized vocational evaluation for 4201 schools within the New York metropolitan region.
  • Day habilitation participants volunteering within the Community at Meals-on-Wheels, Island Harvest, Oyster Bay Boys & Girls Club.
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