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Rehabilitation Act of 1973

-Civil rights legislation
-Section 504
-Major life activities
-Reasonable accommodations
-PA Regulations

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What is Child Find

A public outreach awareness system to locate and identify children thought to be eligible for special education

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Cedar Rapids v. Garret F 1999

Needed nursing assistance
Non physician health services need to be provided

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History of Special Education

Standardized tests
New professional fields
Medical advances
Technological advances

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IDEA Principles

Child find
IEP
Nondiscriminatory evaluation
Shared decision making
LRE
FAPE
Related services
Assistive technology
Supplementary aids and services
Confidentiality
Procedural Safegaurds

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FERPA

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act

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No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Originally ESEA
Accountability
Highly qualified teachers
Assessments
AYP

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Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson

A comprehensive and coherent framework that identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities
"Validated"

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Multiple Measure of Teacher Effectiveness - observation and evidence

Planning and preparation
Classroom environment
Instruction
Professional responsibilities

*4 domains

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Initial Level Knowledge and Skill Sets

Individualized Common Core (ICC)
Individualized General Education Curricula (IGEC)
Learning Disabilities (LD)

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Initial Level Content Standards

1. Fountains
2. Development and Characteristics of Learners
3. Instructional Strategies
4. Individual Learning Difference
5. Learning Environments and Social Interactions
6. Language
7. Instructional Planning
8. Assessment
9. Professional and Ethnical Practice
10. Collaboration

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Indicators suggesting the presence of a disability

Rate of progress not what is expected
Level of performance discrepant from peers
Physical/health conditions affecting educational performance
Behavior adversely affects educational performance
Response to classroom accommodations not successful

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Homelessness

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Continue in school in which last enrolled
Enroll immediately
Provide transportation
Provide educational services
*involve community agency

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Remove barriers and provide access

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Prerefferal Intervention Questions

What are the needs?
Can the needs be helped?
Does the student need special education?

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Pre-referral Invention

Avoid premature referral special education
Building-based teams
RTI

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Type of Teams

Multidisciplinary
Interdisciplinary
Transdisciplinary
Collaborative - most interaction

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Protections in Evaluations

No single procedure
Variety of assessment tools
Test instruments
Not racially/culturally diverse
Students native language

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Oral vs Written Request - ERF/RRF

Consent if they agree

Written if no

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Procedural safeguard notice not enclosed

Revaluation consent form

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PTE Consent Form

60 calendar days from when request to when parents receive form

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PTR Consent Form

60 calendar days from when public agency receive the form from parent to when parents receive report

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PTE EPF

10 calendar days from when parents mention evaluation to when the school district sends form CF follows ERF/RRF by how many days
*reasonable amount of time * a week

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Parent choices upon receipt of PTE CF

Yes
No
Meeting

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Embedded procedural safeguard

Member of team, 60 days

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Informed consent

Notice of rights to parents

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Independent education evaluations

Must be taken into consideration when planning educational programs
Parent or district expense
*District-provided criteria
Appropriateness of district evaluation

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Consent

Written parental consent REQUIRED for initial evaluations
*go to hearing if parents refuse consent

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How many times can revaluations

Not more than 1 per year
Every 3 years, ID every 2 years
*without consent

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Evaluation Bias

Race
Poverty
Limited English Proficiency