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ERIC Number: EJ828552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0015-511X
A Legal Roadmap of SBR, PRR, and Related Terms under the IDEA
Zirkel, Perry A.
Focus on Exceptional Children, v40 n5 p1 Jan 2008
The literature of special education generally and special education law specifically tends to use "scientifically based research" (SBR), along with its shorthand "scientifically based" variation, and related terms such as "evidence-based," "research-based," and "peer-reviewed research" (PRR) rather loosely and even interchangeably. This lack of differentiation causes problems in terms of potential litigation in this highly legalized, perhaps "over-legalized," field. For school districts, or local education agencies (LEAs), the problem is compounded by confusion between what is legally required and what is professionally recommended. This article maps out the overall differences in this increasingly important terminology under the 2004 amendments and 2006 regulations of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although not demarcating precisely bright lines, the legislation, regulations, and related U.S. Department of Education (USDE) policy interpretations contribute to a significant differentiation among these various terms. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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