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Westlove, Michael W. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and determine how special education teachers perceived the effectiveness and impact of NCLB and IDEA on the academic achievement of high school students with disabilities. The purpose of the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB) and the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA)…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This brief is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of key components of GraduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilities. Georgia's GraduateFIRST program has redefined the state's approach to raising graduation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Readiness, Technical Assistance, Individualized Education Programs
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Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine; Sanford, Christopher; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
The National Study on Alternate Assessments (NSAA) was mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Specifically, the law called for a "Study on Ensuring Accountability for Students Who Are Held to Alternative Achievement Standards" to examine: (1) the criteria that states use to determine…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Disabilities, Academic Standards, Profiles
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Malmgren, Kimber; Nolet, Victor – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2006
Accountability for students with disabilities who receive special education services is now a result of policy requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Together these pieces of federal legislation require that students participate in statewide…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs