ERIC Number: ED430325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (P.L. 105-17). ERIC Digest.
This ERIC digest provides highlights of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (P.L. 105-17). Changes to general provisions of the law are explained, as well as changes in other areas, such as outcomes and standards, evaluations and curriculum, procedural safeguards, discipline, early intervention, and teacher training and preparation. Specific changes include: (1) participation of students with disabilities in state and district-wide assessment programs; (2) development and review of the Individualized Education Program, including increased emphasis on participation of children and youth with disabilities in the general education curriculum; (3) enhanced parent participation in eligibility and placement decisions; (4) streamlined student evaluation/reevaluation requirements; (5) the availability of mediation services as a means for effectively resolving parent-school differences; (6) disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities, including allowing for an appropriate interim alternative education setting; (7) allowing children ages 3-9 to be identified as developmentally delayed; and (8) the creation of a new system of grants to improve results for students with disabilities through system reform, emphasizing personnel training and training for regular education teachers of early grades. (CR)
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Discipline, Due Process, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll-Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/ericec.htm
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997