ERIC Number: ED479115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Les normes en matiere d'adaptation scolaire (Standards for Special Education).
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
This document, in French, presents the Alberta Standards for Special Education, which are effective in September 2003 and require school boards to effectively identify and deliver programs for students with special needs in grades 1-12. Emphasis is on consistent and enhanced educational practice within the Canadian province so that students with special needs will receive appropriate programming and services irrespective of their location within the province. The standards are organized into the following four areas: (1) access--standards address identification, referral, assessment, specialized assessment, right of access to records, and coordinated services; (2) appropriateness--professional standards, individualized program planning, program implementation and evaluation, parent involvement in decision making, and placement; (3) accountability--reporting (school board policy and procedures), reporting to parents, program monitoring and evaluation, and participation in provincial assessments; and (4) appeals. The document ends with a glossary, the text of relevant sections of the School Act, and policy statements regarding educational placement of students with special needs and special education. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Boards of Education, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Rights, Program Development, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Student Placement, Student Rights
Alberta Learning, Special Programs Branch, 44 Capital Blvd., 10044-108 St., Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6 Canada. Tel: 780-422-6326; Fax: 780-422-2039; Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
Identifiers - Location: Canada