IDEA 2004 P.L. 108-446
Major changes <ul><li>Benchmarks and objectives in IEPs  </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot program for multi-year IEPs </li></ul><ul...
Benchmarks and Objectives in IEPs <ul><li>Previously, short-term objectives for students with IEPs was mandated </li></ul>...
Pilot program for  multi-year IEPs <ul><li>Will be authorized in up to 15 states </li></ul><ul><li>Allows local schools to...
“ Highly-qualified special education teacher” <ul><li>Each state education department is required to: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Response to Intervention (RTI)   <ul><li>Encourages districts to do away with reliance on IQ testing as a means of identif...
Discipline <ul><li>Manifestation Determination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burden has shifted from schools to parents in determi...
Funding <ul><li>Historically (for 30 years), federal government promised 40% funding of IDEA </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2007,...
References <ul><li>(2006).  Council for exceptional children: advocacy toolkit . Retrieved November 5, 2008 from  http:// ...
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IDEA 2004 (P.L. 108-446)

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- For Social Foundations of Education
Edts Hybrid Program
Nazareth College
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November 25, 2008

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IDEA 2004 (P.L. 108-446)

  1. 1. IDEA 2004 P.L. 108-446
  2. 2. Major changes <ul><li>Benchmarks and objectives in IEPs </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot program for multi-year IEPs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Highly-qualified special education teacher” </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention (RTI) </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benchmarks and Objectives in IEPs <ul><li>Previously, short-term objectives for students with IEPs was mandated </li></ul><ul><li>New amendment only requires short-term objectives for students taking alternative assessments connected to alternate standards </li></ul><ul><li>Only effects students with most severe learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Parents of ALL students with IEPs can still request that IEP team identify short-term objectives even if not mandated by law </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pilot program for multi-year IEPs <ul><li>Will be authorized in up to 15 states </li></ul><ul><li>Allows local schools to offer multi-year IEP (not more than 3 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Must have parental consent </li></ul><ul><li>Will not include annual IEP review except in certain situations </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Highly-qualified special education teacher” <ul><li>Each state education department is required to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined requirements for special education teachers who also teach core subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined certification requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define responsibilities of personnel and paraprofessionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt policies on recruitment, training and retention of special education teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does not apply to teachers in private elementary/secondary schools </li></ul>
  6. 6. Response to Intervention (RTI) <ul><li>Encourages districts to do away with reliance on IQ testing as a means of identifying LD </li></ul><ul><li>States cannot “require the use of a severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement for determining” LD </li></ul><ul><li>States must allow processes that assess student response to research-based interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must determine that underachievement is not a result of insufficient instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Discipline <ul><li>Manifestation Determination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burden has shifted from schools to parents in determining whether an action was a manifestation of the child’s disability or not </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Circumstances (i.e. weapons, drugs, bodily harm) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disabled child can be removed from school setting for up to 45 school days even if misconduct was a manifestation of the disability </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Funding <ul><li>Historically (for 30 years), federal government promised 40% funding of IDEA </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2007, funding only at approx. 17% </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA 2004 put forth authorization levels that should reach full funding by 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>This is not mandatory </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>(2006). Council for exceptional children: advocacy toolkit . Retrieved November 5, 2008 from http:// www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section =Home . </li></ul><ul><li>(2004). IDEA: the individuals with disabilities education act . Retrieved, November 5, 2008 from www.nichcy.org/reauth/2004IDEASUMMARY-12.04.doc . </li></ul><ul><li>Wright, J. (2007). RTI toolkit: a practical guide for schools . Port Chester, NY: Dude Publishing. </li></ul>

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