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Dickinson, Mark C.; Miller, Ted L. – American Secondary Education, 2006
This paper examined the effectiveness of in-school suspension (ISS) with high-school students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The accepted purpose of ISS is to remove disruptive students from the classroom, thus giving these students the benefit of remaining in school where they can continue to work…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Suspension, Student Behavior
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Ratcliffe, Kim Goodrich; Willard, David T. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires all children to meet state standards of proficiency. Nowhere does this seem more absurd than the requirement for subgroups of students with disabilities to meet the same standard as children without disabilities. Educators, parents, and students alike protested that to be labeled as a child with an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Criteria, Public Education
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Figueroa, Richard A.; Newsome, Patricia – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This study examined the operationalization of one of the key reforms initiated by the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (U.S. Congress, 1975) and continued through the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (U.S. Congress, 2004)--namely, nondiscriminatory assessment. The original and current…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, School Psychologists
Thurlow, Martha L.; Wiley, Hilda Ives – Journal of Special Education, 2006
Federal legislation requires states to publicly report on the participation and performance of students with disabilities on statewide assessments. Publicly reporting this information means that it will be more accessible to educators and laypeople, and it can be used in evaluating educational programs for and assessing the progress of this…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Student Records, Disclosure
Boe, Erling E. – Journal of Special Education, 2006
With a focus on both teacher quality and quantity at the national level, this research examined long-term trends in the demand, supply, and shortage of special education teachers for 16 school years, from 1987/1988 through 2002/2003. These trends were based on data published in annual reports to Congress on the implementation of the Individuals…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disabilities, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education
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Prasse, David P. – Remedial and Special Education, 2006
Special education services are shaped by legal parameters developed over the past 30 years. Many of those services give priority to process and compliance rather than to focusing on student outcomes. Today, reform initiatives to special education programs are well underway, many of them shaped by fundamental changes occurring in local education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Districts, Special Education, Legal Responsibility
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Luckner, John L.; Bowen, Sandy – American Annals of the Deaf, 2006
Assessment currently plays a critical role in American schools and society, in tasks ranging from ranking schools' effectiveness, to determining individual placement, to planning instruction. The purpose of the study was to gather data about the formal and informal assessment instruments and processes used by professionals in deaf education.…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Informal Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Fish, Wade W. – Education, 2006
This case study investigated parental perceptions of students with autism towards the IEP meeting from one family support group chapter in the north Texas area. Participants were asked to share their experiences of previous IEP meetings and to provide input regarding not only measures that school districts may take towards improving IEP meetings,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Special Education, School Districts, Family Programs
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Wilber, Amy; Cushman, Thomas P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
The reauthorization of IDEA (the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004) includes potential use of a response to intervention (RTI) model for the identification of learning disabilities. Using this model, a variety of academic interventions may be implemented with a low-achieving student, with the results monitored to…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Identification, Oral Reading, Learning Disabilities
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Etscheidt, Susan – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2006
Providing appropriate programs for young children with disabilities is a priority of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA), recently reauthorized as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004. The IDEIA requires that programs be provided in natural or least restrictive environments, and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Young Children, Placement, Individualized Instruction
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Bassett, Diane S.; Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2006
Over the past 20 years, major transformations have occurred in educational, social, political, and economic areas that continue to have an impact on the education and development of youth with disabilities and the institutions that support them. Approximately half of all students with disabilities in 2003-04 spent 80% or more of their day in a…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Cannon, Calvin – High School Journal, 2006
Special education research has undergone one of the most significant developments in the history of education during the past two decades (Gersten, Vaughn, Deshler, & Schiller, 1997). These developments can be related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 and the resulting knowledge about teaching individuals with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Practices, Curriculum Based Assessment, General Education
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Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2006
Promoting student access to the general education curriculum remains a focus of the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This article examines educational practices that promote such access for students with mild mental retardation, overviews issues pertaining to the implementation of supplementary aids and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Practices, Mild Mental Retardation, General Education
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2006
The newly reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 contains several significant changes that will directly impact students with learning disabilities (LD) who are preparing for transition to postsecondary education. These modifications include transition planning, reevaluations, new criteria for the diagnosis of LD, and the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Postsecondary Education
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Gomm, Andy – Journal of Early Intervention, 2006
Comments on an article by Dunst and Bruder. Twenty years ago, amendments to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 99-457, 1986) included language that required each state early intervention system to ensure that families had access to a case manager. The article by the authors and the study conducted as part of the Research and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Models, State Agencies, Family Needs
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