ERIC Number: ED436897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
IDEA '97: The Role of General Educators. Linking to the General Education Curriculum and Participation in State- and District-Wide Assessment. Issues in Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
This bulletin provides guidance and direction to Missouri local education agencies (LEAs) on the role of general educators in educating students with disabilities and in linking the general education curriculum to participation in state- and district-wide assessment. It reviews the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements which request that students with disabilities have meaningful access to the general curriculum and are included in general education reform efforts. The bulletin discusses the changing role of the general educator in assisting and supporting the student in succeeding in the general education environment, linking general education curriculum to IDEA through standards-based Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and standards-referenced IEPs, and using accommodations in instructional assessments. Four categories are listed of accommodations that IEP teams may consider when administering the Missouri Assessment Program: (1) test administration, including reading the assessment, large print, Braille editions, signing, audiotapes, and assistive devices; (2) timing, including changes in duration or scheduling of an assessment; (3) response, including use of word processor, dictation to a scribe, pointing, and use of a Brailler; and (4) setting, including changes in the location or physical environment in which an assessment is administered. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Standardized Tests, Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Testing Accommodations
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