ERIC Number: ED460462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Grades, Graduation, and Diplomas. Special Education Bulletin.
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
This bulletin answers questions concerning grading, graduation requirements, and awarding of diplomas to students with disabilities in Montana. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the guide is based upon letters from the Office of Special Education Programs and Office for Civil Rights concerning the interpretation of federal statutes. First, concerning grades, the guide addresses use of modified grades, exclusion of a student from grading in a general education class, collaboration of general and special education teachers in grading, and disclosure of the student's special education status. Second, concerning grades in class rankings and honor rolls, the guide considers inclusion of grades in special education classes in schoolwide standings and weighted grading systems. Third, concerning graduation, questions are answered about the placement committee, procedural safeguards, and eligibility for services until the age of 21. Fourth, concerning diplomas, questions address diploma eligibility and wording on diplomas received by a special education students. References to relevant legislation and regulations are included. Appended are sample diplomas and report cards for special education students. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana