It is important for NAEP to assess as many students selected to participate as possible. The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for NAEP, has been exploring ways to ensure that NAEP continues to appropriately include as many students as possible and to do so in a consistent manner for all jurisdictions assessed and reported.
Assessing representative samples of students, including students with disabilities (SD) and English language learners (ELL), helps to ensure that NAEP results accurately reflect the educational performance of all students in the target population, and can continue to serve as a meaningful measure of U. In March 2010, the Governing Board adopted a new policy, The policy defines specific inclusion goals for NAEP samples.
The phrase “least-restrictive” environment means schools that receive public funding have an obligation to give all students the opportunity to learn in regular classrooms to the greatest extent possible.
Schools are required by law to allow special education students to participate in a standard learning environment along with nondisabled students.
One of the best ways you can support children with special needs is by changing the classroom environment to increase children's participation in activities.
The authors of Accommodating and modifying your classroom environment can help children be successful learners and be an active participant in classroom activities, but remember that deciding which accommodations or modifications you should use will be mostly dependent on the individual child and your teaching objectives.
While it is obvious that a child with hearing or visual difficulties should be seated near the front of the room, other conditions and remedies are often as simple but less obvious.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make suggestions.
In a world of budget cuts, staffing shortages and larger class sizes, understanding the laws that surround special education programs in U. schools is crucial to building an inclusive learning environment for every student — from those with physical and learning disabilities, to exceptionally gifted children, and every child in between.
The National Center for Education Statistics estimates roughly 70 percent of today’s students are enrolled in elementary or middle schools.
The first priority for teachers and parents is to identify special needs students and figure out how to give them equal education opportunities.
They should begin by asking two important questions: Special education focuses on academic programs that help individuals who are physically, mentally or emotionally impaired.