The No Child Left Behind Act presents many challenges for school districts as they strive to include all students in the accountability movement. This session will review the major provisions of No Child Left Behind that impact special education. Particular attention will be given to how schools can meet the mandate of highly qualified personnel and at the same time deal with special education teacher shortages. School safety provisions and the discipline of special education students will be reviewed.
Other topics to be discussed include:
- Overview Of ESEA
- New York State Education Department Regulations
- Student Issues Under NCLB
- Critical Components Of NCLB That Impact Special Education
- IDEA And NCLB
- Alternate Assessment
- Determining Whether The Student With Disabilities Should Participate In State Assessment With Or Without Accommodations
- Preparing The Student For Assessment
- Using Assessment Results To Plan For Instruction
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A. Overview Of Statute/History Of ESEA
B. Effective Dates
D. Guiding Principles Of NCLB
E. New York State Education Department Regulations Issued In Implementation Of NCLB
F. What Constitutes 'Adequate Yearly Progress' Under NCLB And New York Regulations?
G. Supplemental Education Services What Are They? When (And To Whom) Are They Made Available?
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Miscellaneous Student Issues Under NCLB
A. CSE Responsibilities For Students Accessing Other Instruction
B. Student Records
1. Notification To Military Recruiters/Access To Student Records
2. Transfer Of Disciplinary Records
C. 'Unsafe School Choice' When Does A School Become Identified As A 'Persistently Dangerous Public School'? When Do Students Attending Such Schools (Or Those Who Become Victims Of A 'Violent Criminal Offense') Obtain The Right To Transfer To A 'Safe' Public School Within The District?
D. Parental Notification
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. An Overview Of The Critical Components Of No Child Left Behind That Impact
A. Highly Qualified School Personnel, Including Teachers, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals Dealing With Shortages In Special Education
B. Yearly Assessment And Mandatory Results By Subgroups Including Those With Disabilities
C. School Choice And Supplemental Education For Students With Disabilities
D. Safety In Schools School Discipline And Students With Disabilities
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. IDEA Reauthorization And Its Interface With NCLB
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Preparing Students With Disabilities For Assessment Achieving Results
A. Role Of The IEP Team In Determining Assessment For Students With Disabilities
B. Alternate Assessment
C. Preparing Students For Assessment
D. Determining Appropriate Accommodations For Students With Disabilities
E. Use Of Assessment Results In Planning Appropriate Instruction
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers