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Special Education Law in the United States
"Special Education in the US has a short yet controversial history. This quiz contains questions that should interest anyone who works with students with disabilities: specialists, generalists, and parents."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the legal justification for Special Education?
The US Constitution
No Child Left Behind
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Brown v. Board of Education
Which of these is NOT a legally mandated Special Education document?
You are the parent of a student with a disability. You wish to bring an "advocate" to assist you with the IEP meeting. Who can legally act as your advocate?
Another parent of a child with a disability
A person with a Special Education credential
Anyone you want
Sometimes students are not eligible for Special Education, yet they can still get accomodations with a "Section 504". Why is this?
The definition of disability is different
Special Education is mandated by Federal Law. Section 504's are State laws
This was put in place to catch students that could not get a medical diagnosis of a disability
Special Education is mandated by law. Section 504's are mandated by court cases
What Special Education law mandates Free and Appropriate Public Education, placement in the Least Restrictive Environment, and Individualized Education Plans?
The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1990 (IDEA)
The EHA amendments of 1986
The IDEA amendments of 1997
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (EHA)
A student completes all of the goals in their IEP. Are they entitled to a diploma?
Yes. Their right to a diploma is protected by Federal law (IDEA)
It depends on the state
No. They receive a Certificate of Completion
Yes. Their right to a diploma is protected by a court case (Rostker v. Goldberg)
When the US government first mandated Special Education, it promised to pay for 40% of the cost per pupil. How big was the percentage of cost paid by the Federal government under the 2004 budget?
In which of these post-graduate settings is a student with a disability entitled to Special Education?
Neither of these
Both of these
An IEP has been issued and you as the student's general education teacher disagree with an accommodation. Which of these options can you NOT legally do?
File for a due process hearing with the school district
Discuss with the parent the appropriateness of fading the accommodation
Request to be at the next IEP meeting to discuss the accommodation
Use "profession discretion" and not implement the accommodation
There is a student having difficulties in your general education class, but they do not have an IEP or a "504". It is appropriate to NOT give this student accommodations since that will give them an unfair advantage over the other students.
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