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ERIC Number: EJ773678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
History: Our Hope for the Future
Tissington, Laura D.
Preventing School Failure, v51 n1 p19-25 Fall 2006
The authors take an historical look at the changes in public education leading to the establishment of alternative education programs to help practitioners understand this fast-growing population. Current legislation (IDEA, 2004; NCLB, 2001) mandates that educators hold all students to the same high academic standards. Administrators and teachers are cautious about counting lower scoring students' scores on accountability tests in class or school averages. The authors suggest that quality alternative education programs include essential components, such as functional assessment and curriculum, to ongoing staff development and program assessment. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001