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ERIC Number: ED522235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Prompt and Proper Placement: Enrolling Students without Records. Best Practices in Homeless Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, requires schools to enroll homeless students immediately, even if they do not have the documents normally required for enrollment such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or others. Unfortunately for many homeless students on the move, incomplete records often result in classroom/curriculum placements that promote frustration and result in failure. This document offers teachers, school counselors, and other school personnel valuable tools and information to assist in making sound educational decisions for immediate placement of homeless children and youth in appropriate classroom settings.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Gray Oral Reading Test; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery; Woodcock Munoz Language Survey