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Harr-Robins, Jenifer J.; Shambaugh, Larisa S.; Parrish, Tom – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) can be both a system for providing early interventions to struggling students and a special education diagnostic tool for evaluating and identifying students with specific learning disabilities. Contributing to the very limited literature on state-level approaches, this report describes how nine states define and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Diagnosis, Learning Disabilities, State Programs
Gronewold, Sue – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota, 2004
New Mexico defines a pathway as a planned program of study (course, Individualized Education Program [IEP] goals, objectives, and benchmarks) designed to address the needs of individual students. Students receiving special education services are able to earn their high school diploma option by following one of three pathways: Standard, Career…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Education, Special Education, Graduation
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Karanxha, Zorka; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) obligates school districts to identify students with disabilities and provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), which includes specially designed instruction. Identification, FAPE, least restrictive environment (LRE), and various other issues under the IDEA sometimes…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2007
Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the protection of Section 504 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public Schools, Civil Rights, Eligibility
Copenhaver, John – 2000
This document presents an analysis of the New Mexico program of providing extended school year services to students with disabilities in need of such services. Individual sections provide the following information: the philosophy of extended school services in New Mexico; authority under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; purpose of…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year
Belcher, Rebecca Newcom – 1995
This paper examines the knowledge and acceptance level of special and general education teachers and administrators regarding inclusive education within the rural and diverse state of New Mexico. While inclusive education of disabled students has gained widespread support, little attention has been paid to program implementation within a rural and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education