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ERIC Number: ED538601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-10
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Meeting the needs of every student so that they can be successful in the real world and life is one of the primary goals of education. In this era of high stakes standardized testing and No Child Left Behind, it is expected that all students should achieve at the same academic levels. Yet, no two students are identical so it makes logical sense that their needs and achievement levels will not be the same. According to IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004), students who have been identified with special needs are expected to achieve and be successful in the least restrictive environment that is as inclusive as possible. " districts are required to educate students with disabilities in regular classrooms with their nondisabled peers, in the school they would attend if not disabled, to the maximum extent appropriate" ("Inclusion, least restrictive environment [LRE], mainstreaming"). With this in mind, students with disabilities could be receiving their education in the regular education classroom, a mainstream setting, an inclusive setting or a self-contained classroom. What can be done, regardless of their educational setting, to help high school students with special needs be successful and achieve at their highest levels? (Contains 16 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001