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Shortt, Thomas; Douglas, Judith; McLain, Jennifer – NASSP Bulletin, 2000
In response to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments (1997), the Virginia Department of Education implemented a statewide mediation system that includes eight mediators to resolve parent-school conflicts involving special-education issues. An impartial third party helps disputants reach agreement in a nonthreatening atmosphere.…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Principals
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Daniel, Philip T. K. – Journal of Law and Education, 2000
The 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) give parents an opportunity to participate in meetings with respect to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of their children. This article discusses parental involvement under the IDEA, specifically as it relates to methodological issues. (123…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Due Process
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Tate, James O. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997 amendments that are important to rural schools are funding compliance requirements, changes in identification and evaluation of students with disabilities, and qualitative standards for providing special education and related services. Guidelines resulting from court decisions are presented…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Crone, Deanne A.; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2000
This article examines the contextual, conceptual, and empirical foundations of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) in general educational settings. The need for schools to design effective responses to increases in individual problem behavior and the need to be compliant with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are discussed.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Buck, Glenn H.; Polloway, Edward A.; Kirkpatrick, Michael A.; Patton, James R.; Fad, Kathy McConnell – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2000
This article discusses legal requirements for developing functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans, especially as they pertain to disciplinary actions. This discussion is followed by an outline of elements related to behavioral intervention planning with specific guidelines for school personnel who seek to put such plans…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Discipline
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2000
This introductory article to a special series discusses requirements under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to base behavioral intervention planning and positive behavioral support on information obtained through a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) process. The lack of guidance on FBAs and strategies for…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Wilcox, Brennan L.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III; Turnbull, Ann P. – Exceptionality, 2000
This article describes the ramifications of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBS) requirements in the context of disciplinary situations, including the interplay of PBS issues with functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans. The roles of the general educator…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Kemp, Crystal E.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Parette, Howard P. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2000
This article provides an overview of several funding sources for assistive technology devices, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Medicaid, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 1987, vocational rehabilitation services, and private insurance. Suggestions for making successful claims…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
Arguelles, Maria Elena; Hughes, Marie Tejero; Schumm, Jeanne Shay – Principal, 2000
As part of a statewide pilot program, Florida schools are implementing instructional delivery systems to mainstream more students with disabilities and develop more special/general educator partnerships. Effective coteaching models have common planning time, flexibility, risk-taking, defined roles and responsibilities, compatibility, communication…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Benefits
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Huefner, Dixie Snow – Journal of Special Education, 2000
This article analyzes changes in Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirements under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, implementation issues, and implications for FAPE (free and appropriate education) requirements. It suggests that, although these new requirements create increased opportunities for…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Osborne, Allan G., Jr.; Russo, Charles J.; DiMattia, Philip – Journal of Special Education, 2000
This article analyzes provisions of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, specifically regulations and relevant case law concerning provision of services to students in private schools. It offers guidelines for implementing the new provisions and suggestions for how to avoid violating the establishment clause in…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Shriner, James G. – Journal of Special Education, 2000
This article examines legal issues involved in the assessment of educational results for students with disabilities, especially requirements under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It suggests that policies regarding assessment of students with disabilities may have outpaced practices and legal interpretations…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Carl R. – Exceptional Children, 2000
This article explores the status of implementation of the behavioral and discipline requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Data are presented from complaints, hearings, and court decisions that suggest that the overall discrepancy between competency expectation for Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Warlick, Kenneth R. – 2000
This memorandum from the federal Office of Special Education Programs to chief state school officers presents questions and answers related to the obligations of public agencies in serving children with disabilities who are placed by their parents in private schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. The 45…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2000
This paper addresses issues in determining the most appropriate placement for a student with a disability, emphasizing that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams must adhere to legal requirements related to placement in the least restrictive environment. The paper addresses: federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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