ERIC Number: ED436894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Grading, Awarding Credit, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities. Issues in Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
This bulletin provides information to Missouri school districts on grading, credits, and graduation for students with disabilities. It reviews the difference between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and discusses discrimination toward students with disabilities and its prohibition in Section 504. State guidelines are then provided, including: (1) any specific graduation requirements may be waived for a student with a disability if recommended by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) committee; (2) students with disabilities receive grades and have credit transcribed in the same manner as all other students when they complete the same courses as other students; (3) students with disabilities who complete modified regular courses will receive grades and have credit transcribed in the same manner as other students; however, the fact that the courses were modified may be noted on the transcripts; (4) students with disabilities who meet state and local graduation requirements by taking and passing regular courses with/without modification, and/or successfully achieving IEP goals shall graduate and receive regular high school diplomas; and (5) students with disabilities who reach age 21 and have met district attendance requirements will receive a certificate of attendance. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Credits, Degree Requirements, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Grading, Graduation Requirements, Secondary Education, State Regulation
Division of Special Education, Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-0699; Fax: 573-526-4404.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)