Special Education Law: IDEA, IEPs, 504s, CSEs & Planning (page: 4 of 10)

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  • Data Collection for IEPs: Measuring Progression Toward a Goal
    How do you know if a student is meeting his or her IEP goals? Charting progress can be tricky if you aren’t keeping data. Find ideas for simple progress tracking and a sample form here.
  • Extending Services for Special Ed Students
    Summer break can cause many students to lose academic skills. Students with disabilities can especially regress academically, socially, and physically, and take longer to regain skills. Read about how to request extended year services for students who receive special education.
  • IEP Goals for Writing - With Samples
    IEP goals in written expression should include individual goals in various areas including content, fluency and focus. The following sample goals for writing can be used for primary level students with needs in the area of written expression.
  • Reading and Math IEP Goals for Students With Disabilities
    Turning data into measurable objectives and goals can be a difficult task. Learn about gathering information for IEP goals and find sample objectives and goals in the areas of reading and math for primary level students.
  • When To Implement 504 Plans For Students
    Students who require certain accommodations in the school environment but do not qualify for special education services can benefit from a 504 plan. 504 plans address certain disabilities that do not meet the criteria needed for the implementation of an IEP. Learn more about 504 accommodations here.
  • Steps to Refer a Student for a Special Education Evaluation
    When a child isn't able to keep up with homework or in-class assignments, parents and general education teachers may decide to investigate further. What are the steps for referring a student for a special education evaluation? Find out here.
  • Funding You Can Access for Adaptive Equipment
    Learn how to use vendor and manufacturer's programs, Medicaid, private insurance, school districts, charitable organizations, and tax-advantaged accounts as resources for funding adaptive equipment for people with disabilities.
  • Strategies To Employ For Case Study Evaluation
    If you have a student whose needs are not currently being met effectively or for whom you don’t know what strategies will work best, conducting a case study evaluation is an excellent way to acquire data that can be used to help create strategic lessons to support a student's ongoing development.
  • A Guide to Transition Planning
    Transitional planning ensures that the student's education creates a good base that will allow them to be as successful as possible after education. It is a good opportunity for the teacher, student, parent, and other support staff to create goals for the student.
  • Information About the Dignity For All Students Act
    This article looks back on the Dignity for All Students Act, which became New York State Law in 2010. This law amended the New York Education Law in order to prohibit harassment against all students in school, including those with disabilities.
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