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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
National Council on Disability, 2018
This report is part of a five-report series on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that examines the history and current process of federal monitoring and enforcement of IDEA, the role of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and IDEA's options for resolving…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Cortiella, Candace; Boundy, Kathleen B. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Chronic absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason--excused, unexcused, suspension. Many states define chronic absenteeism as the number and percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of their school days in a year. The purpose of this Brief is to provide information about chronic…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Mead, Julie F.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Recent reports on discrimination in private schools have led some observers to decry the fact that private and charter schools receiving public tax dollars selectively exclude some populations from both employment and enrollment; others, however, note that in these and similar instances the schools have broken no laws. Both may be right. How can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
Tomasello, Jenna; Brand, Betsy – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2018
Despite advances in improving CCR for students with disabilities, a great deal of work is needed to help more students achieve their full potential. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) provides states with flexibility over the design of their educational systems and offers additional provisions to support CCR for all students, including…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Littlepage, Ben; Clemson, Cindy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The present study explored how student support service administrators responded to the observed transitional challenges of students with disabilities during a period of systemic imbalance. Administrators at four community colleges in Tennessee, responsible for the coordination of student disability services, participated in a multi-site case…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Disabilities
Blessing, Carol; Cebula, Ray; Golden, Thomas; Karhan, Adene; Malzer, Valerie; Podolec, Michelle; Van Looy, Sara – K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, 2018
Case management services under NYS PROMISE are provided by a robust and diverse network of case managers and family coaches. Case managers work predominantly with youth in the research demonstration sites, while family coaches work exclusively with the families of intervention group youth enrolled in NYS PROMISE through regional Parent Training…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Intervention, Delivery Systems, Special Education
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Prince, Angela – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Federal legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, mandates that individuals with disabilities be integrated in all aspects of life from education to employment to independent living. A recent development involves a settlement reached between the United States and the…
Descriptors: Sheltered Workshops, Court Litigation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; van den Heuvel, Jill R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2017
This paper explores how to balance test security and accessibility on licensure, credentialing, and certification exams. It examines K-12 test security policies related to educational assessments across states to discover lessons learned about how to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities while minimizing test security risks. It…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Information Security, Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education
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Turnbull, Rud; Stowe, Matthew J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article describes a 12-step model that can be used for policy analysis. The model encompasses policy development, implementation, and evaluation; takes into account structural foundations of policy; addresses both legal formalism and legal realism; demonstrates contextual sensitivity; and addresses application issues and different…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Policy Analysis, Models
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
The Department of Justice has a responsibility to ensure that all programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) abide by laws, as do state governments. This study took a close look at a Department of Justice's investigation of the appropriateness of a behavior intervention program (that is, the Georgia Network for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
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