ERIC Number: EJ722261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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No Child Left Behind and Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Yell, Mitchell L.; Drasgow, Erik; Lowrey, K. Alisa
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v20 n3 p130-139 Fall 2005
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is a complex, sweeping, and controversial law that was passed as a reaction to the low academic achievement exhibited by so many public school students in the United States. This powerful law profoundly changes the ways in which educators work with students in both general and special education by holding states, school districts, principals, and teachers accountable for making meaningful improvements in students' academic performance and by requiring the use of scientifically based practices. In this article, the authors (a) describe the history of NCLB; (b) explain the law's purpose and major principles; (c) discuss how NCLB's principles will affect students with disabilities, specifically those students with autism spectrum disorders; and (d) offer recommendations to teachers, administrators, and teacher trainers to ensure that educators meet the letter and spirit of NCLB.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Research, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001