ERIC Number: EJ699347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 31
Assessment of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education: Legal Perspectives and Practices
Tripp, April; Zhu, Weimo
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v76 n2 p41 Feb 2005
Federal legislation has influenced the practice of physical education for students with disabilities for over 30 years. The purpose of this article is to create greater awareness and understanding relative to the laws concerning the assessment of fitness and motor skills of students with disabilities. The article reviews the intentions and mandates of the current federal statutes that affect the assessment of students with disabilities in physical education. In addition, the article shows how these laws collectively inform people of the practices and purposes of assessment for students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Fitness, National Standards, Physical Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Physical Education Teachers
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973