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ERIC Number: EJ1002152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Disability Documentation: Using All the Data
Shaw, Stan F.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v25 n4 p277-282 Win 2012
Approaches to disability documentation have long been grounds for contention among postsecondary disability service providers. While the new AHEAD Documentation Guidance seems to be creating the usual intensity and heat among its members, there does seem to be a data-based middle ground. The AHEAD Guidance recommends that disability service providers place a greater emphasis on students' history of accommodation use. This history can be established with an array of secondary school data, including the Summary of Performance (SOP). Research by de Vries and Schmitt (2012) demonstrates that AHEAD members find a comprehensive SOP to be very useful. Recommendations for using high school data to support documentation and accommodations decisions are made and approaches for enhancing the quality of data from secondary schools are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act