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ERIC Number: EJ849809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Developing Standards-Based Individualized Education Program Objectives for Students with Significant Needs
Lynch, Sharon; Adams, Paula
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n3 p36-39 Jan-Feb 2008
Many special education professionals perceive a dilemma created by what seems to be conflicting mandates of IDEA 2004 and NCLB 2002. Teachers and IEP (Individualized Education Program) teams serving students with significant disabilities are confronted with the challenge of designing programs that assure access to the general curriculum while at the same time provide instruction that is responsive to highly individualized and varied needs. The development of standards-based objectives can provide a means for reconciling all of these requirements and is the first step in delivering access to the general curriculum, a principle that should be supported by the IEP. As educators grapple with the often frustrating issues surrounding compliance with state and federal legislative mandates, the development of standards-based IEPs provides a practical framework for meeting the complex legal and ethical requirements of teaching. It is the first step in a process that can bridge the divide between the call for uniform curriculum and assessment standards and the preservation of appropriately individualized instruction and evaluation practices for students with a significant disability. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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