ERIC Number: ED428489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Linkage of the IEP to the General Education Curriculum. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This document is a brief analysis of survey information received from 33 states and non-state jurisdictions regarding implementation of the new provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that all students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum by requiring linkage of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) with the general education curriculum. The survey responses indicate that there are at least five policy and implementation issues related to IEP linkages with the general education curriculum. These issues include: (1) benefits of the IEP/general education curriculum linkages, including the opportunity to develop a common vocabulary and greater collaboration between general and special education teachers, greater opportunities to assure special and general education program continuity from year to year, and the promotion of additional inclusive school practices; (2) the need for linkages to standards and documentation; (3) the need for accommodations and adaptations; (4) the need for knowledge and skill building and professional development to ensure that special education teachers are knowledgeable about the general education curriculum; and (5) the need to develop and implement statewide assessment programs for all students. Examples of specific state strategies for addressing these issues are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, National Surveys, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act