When originally signed, part B of the EAHCA (PL 94-142) offered federal funding to states in exchange for the states offering educational services to specified categories of students with disabilities.
Students who meet the state's definition of a student with disabilities receive the procedural protection of IDEA.
It is not required that the children fit into a category of disabilities included in the IDEA to receive services.
States are required to provide special education services to person with disabilities in adult prisons even if they were not identified as IDEA-eligible prior to their incarceration.
States are required to include children with disabilities attending PRIVATE schools when identifying, locating, and evaluating students with disabilities, from birth to age 21, residing in the state that are in need of special education and related services.
IDEA 2004, does not allow states to require school districts to use a discrepancy formula to determine eligibility in the category of learning disability.
According to IDEA 2004, school districts cannot use a discrepancy formula to determine eligibility in the category of learning disability.
An IEP is a legally constituted mechanism for committing a school to provide a special education, and a teacher can be held legally accountable if the student does not reach the goals listed on the IEP.
The Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education issues policy statements to assist states and school districts to understand their responsibilities under IDEA.
Which agency is responsible for approving states education plans and releasing IDEA funds accordingly?
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
To identify students with learning disabilities, IDEA 2004 encourages school districts to use a process to determine whether a student responds to...
RTI (response to intervention)
The IDEA reauthorization in 1997 and 2004 were different from the original EAHCA b/c increased emphasis was put on the statement of goals in the IEP that required that the IEP must...
accurately measure student progress and describes how students will meet goals
If a student is placed out of the school district by his or her home school district, the ________ assumes financial responsibility for the student's education.
The IDEA does not require that the states provide special education services to the students labeled...
gifted and talented