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Palley, Elizabeth – School Social Work Journal, 2008
Federal laws address some of the factors that have been associated with school failure, specifically poverty and disability. The primary federally funded legislation that addresses the needs of at-risk youths in public are the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 and No Child Left Behind (2002). This article reviews the intended…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Law, Disabilities, School Social Workers
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Roach, Andrew T.; Niebling, Bradley C.; Kurz, Alexander – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Alignment has been defined as the extent to which curricular expectations and assessments are in agreement and work together to provide guidance for educators' efforts to facilitate students' progress toward desire academic outcomes. The Council of Chief State School Officers has identified three preferred models as frameworks for evaluating…
Descriptors: State Standards, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices