ERIC Number: ED444304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Special Education Manual.
Idaho State Dept. of Education. Special Education Section.
This manual is a set of guidelines to assist Idaho school districts in carrying out the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997, and its implementing regulations which became final on March 12, 1999. The manual also incorporates changes in Administrative Rules of the Idaho State Board of Education, which became effective August 4, 1999. Specific chapters address: (1) major elements of IDEA; (2) identification of students with disabilities and referral to special education; (3) student evaluation and eligibility, consent for assessments, and reevaluation; (4) Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), the IEP team, and IEP procedural requirements; (5) least restrictive environment requirements; (6) discontinuation of services, graduation, and grading; (7) procedural safeguards and confidentiality, access to records, surrogate parents, independent education evaluations, mediation, and due process; (8) private home and charter school students; (9) improving results, performance goals and indicators, suspension and expulsion rates, and disproportionality; and (10) documentation requirements. Extensive appendices include information on related federal laws, suggested modifications and instructional interventions, rating scales, best practices for IEP development and implementation, nondiscriminatory grading policies, procedures for resolving complaints, dual enrollment, and transition services. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Charter Schools, Confidentiality, Disabilities, Discipline, Disproportionate Representation, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Grading, Graduation Requirements, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Private Schools, Special Education, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Records, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997