ERIC Number: ED459560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Title I and Special Education: A Guide to Integrating Programs, Services and Funding.
Cragen, Norma; Gentry, Ken; Wright, Lynnett
The ideas set forth in this booklet pave a way for the integration of the Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. It describes innovative ways to blend federal funds to help support schools that are serving both children who are disadvantaged and children with disabilities. The Improving America's Schools Act offers multiple opportunities for educators to coordinate resources and activities in ways that reduce the duplication of effort and the fragmentation of services that sometimes occurs in schools with multiple programs. This booklet presents models intended to assist schools and school districts as they work to maximize the impact of federal education programs on the academic achievement of all students. The booklet also addresses the needs and importance of standards and linking these standards to instruction. Finally, it addresses how to incorporate assessment of both Title I and IDEA programs and how to align alternate assessments with the general education curriculum. Appendices include compliance requirements that apply to more than one Department of Education program and a description of responsibilities during audits of federal programs. (Contains 11 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Integrated Services, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Testing Accommodations
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act