IDEA Told Me So The ultimate goal of a school system is to prepare students to become economically successful, linking education to employment. The intent of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to extend those opportunities to students with disabilities. IDEA outlines the parameters for implementing effective assessment and teaching, and measuring ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2001
IDEA Told Me So
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  • Ellen Estomin
    Pittsburgh Public Schools
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Article   |   April 01, 2001
IDEA Told Me So
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 7. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.7
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 7. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.7
The ultimate goal of a school system is to prepare students to become economically successful, linking education to employment. The intent of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to extend those opportunities to students with disabilities. IDEA outlines the parameters for implementing effective assessment and teaching, and measuring progress. IDEA ‘97 requires that the general curriculum be extended to all educational environments, including alternative placements. Gen-eral curriculum can be defined as a detailed continuum of appropriate, objective benchmarks that can be used to describe the level of functioning of, and determine learning outcomes for, a vast developmental span of children, regardless of where and by whom the child is educated. Progress in the curriculum is affected by the application of new knowledge and the effects of behavioral, social, emotional, communication, and other developmental antecedents or conditions upon which successful participation in learning is based. IDEA also mandates the process to be used for child find.
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