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Collins, Lauren W.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2017
Functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) are critical components in the education of students with, or at risk for, emotional disturbance (ED). The purpose of this article is to compare the legal requirements with the professional requirements for FBAs and BIPs. The comparison is first according to the…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Legal Responsibility
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Kim, Hyun Uk – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This paper explores societal perceptions of a child's disability and bilingualism through the author's observations and reflections. Drawing from the observations of the child in different public schools in the United States, the author shares how the child has been viewed differently and similarly by school personnel. By reflecting on different…
Descriptors: Daughters, Children, Bilingualism, Public Schools
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Cooc, North; Yang, Man – Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 2017
Thirty years after the Council for Exceptional Children's first symposium on Asian American youth with disabilities, this study synthesizes research on the key experiences of this population and their families. Results show that most studies focused on the views of Asian American parents, especially their perceptions of and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Asian American Students, Children, Disabilities
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Roberts, Maria Banda; Guerra, Federico R., Jr. – Current Issues in Education, 2017
With the "Every Student Succeeds Act" continuing to legislate accountability for special education and Hispanic students, the appropriate content in principal preparation programs relevant to successful leadership of special education programs is vital. This mixed methods study analyzed the survey responses of 84 principals in South…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Special Education, Hispanic American Students
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Dalsen, Jennifer – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Disability law and technology services share a rich history. This article investigates this transformative relationship through the contextual framework of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A summary of legal cases, accommodation services, and barriers to access are explored. This includes an overview of the challenges facing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Disabilities, Laws, Federal Legislation
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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
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Exemplifying the insufficient treatment of legal issues in refereed journals in special education and related fields, the limited legal coverage of functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) tends to view the applicable case law through normative lenses. This skewed view characterizes the case law as requiring…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Positive Behavior Supports
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Horner, Robert H.; Yell, Mitchell L. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
The authors discuss the journal article by Perry Zirkel on legal action in regard to functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). They contend that the Zirkel article opens larger questions that will be central to ongoing discussions at the national, state, district, school, and family levels. Such issues include…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Intervention
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2017
Legally, the ultimate criterion for eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is whether the child needs special education. A new decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that providing various interventions and accommodations in general education might mean that a child who meets the criteria for any…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Taylor, Donald M. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to examine the impact that interactions with parents of children with disabilities might have on 10 graduate students (6 men and 4 women) between the ages of 22 and 32 years (M = 26.7 years, SD = 3.5) enrolled in a 3-week intensive music education course. Participants attended the course, 5 days a week,…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Disabilities, Case Studies
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Hetrick, Allyse – Exceptional Children, 2017
To provide a missing piece to the legal foundation of professional development and practice for the individualized education program (IEP) process, the authors report the results of a comprehensive systematic analysis of court decisions specific to IEP-related procedural violations after the 2004 amendments of the Individuals With Disabilities…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal), 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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Clancy, Mary; Gardner, Jessica – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This article chronicles the development of a portfolio system used primarily to assess special education high school students on a variety of traditional and non-traditional standards and skills. Developing, capturing, sharing, and assessing student learning can be problematic when traditional testing or classroom assessment methods are not an…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Special Education, Portfolio Assessment, High School Students
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Walker, Virginia L. – Exceptionality, 2017
The purpose of this survey study was to assess the perceived skill level and educational needs of special education paraprofessionals in the area of function-based intervention and to identify paraprofessionals' preferred training delivery method(s) and any variables that affect paraprofessionals' preference for these methods. Special education…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Special Education, Online Surveys, Disabilities
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