ERIC Number: EJ739306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-4
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Flexibility Detailed for Testing Students with Disabilities
Samuels, Christina, A.
Education Week, v25 n16 p20 Jan 2006
A proposed federal regulation on testing students with disabilities provides details on the flexibility available to states and schools for meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. While state education officials have generally welcomed the flexibility, representatives from advocacy groups for people with disabilities say they are concerned about potential erosion of academic standards for such students. The Department of Education announced a proposed regulation that would accompany a policy announced in the past. The proposed rules spell out in detail how states could allow certain students to be tested on modified achievement standards that are not as deep or broad as regular grade-level content. Opinions on this proposal are shared in this article.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Testing Accommodations, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001