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ERIC Number: EJ793340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Assessment for Eligibility under IDEIA and the 2006 Regulations
Yell, Mitchell L.; Drasgow, Erik
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v32 n4 p202-213 2007
In this article, the authors briefly examine the legal requirements for assessing students' eligibility for special education services. They then analyze the major changes regarding assessment for eligibility determination in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) passed in 2004 and the regulations implementing the law, published in August 2006. (See the appendix for a description of the changes in IDEIA regarding eligibility determination; these changes are significant and will alter the ways in which school-based teams conduct the eligibility determination process.) Finally, they analyze school districts' obligations under IDEIA and provide suggestions for ensuring that the eligibility process is both educationally appropriate and legally correct. Because individual states will need to align their special education rules and regulations to those of IDEIA, readers will need to monitor developments in their respective states to determine how the new provisions will affect local school districts. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act