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ERIC Number: ED495750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Closing the Achievement Gap Series: Part III. What Is the Impact of NCLB on the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities? Education Policy Brief. Volume 4, Number 11, Fall 2006
Cole, Cassandra
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University
This policy brief examines several questions regarding the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on students with disabilities, including: What are the benefits of the law? What are the unintended consequences? Does NCLB conflict with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)? In addition, the author conducted an online survey of Indiana superintendents, principals and directors of special education to understand the views of educators. Recommendations also are offered, such as developing a second alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities who may not qualify under the current alternate assessment guidelines. This brief highlights many of the unintended consequences of NCLB for students with disabilities; likewise, it highlights the critical reasons why students with disabilities should be held to high standards and participate in accountability systems to monitor their learning. [This policy brief was produced by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana State University School of Education; and Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A