Spellings Announces New Regulations to More Accurately Assess Students With
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced new regulations under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) allowing states to test certain students with disabilities using an alternate assessment that more appropriately aligns with students' needs and yields more meaningful results for schools and parents. The new regulations provide states and schools with greater flexibility by allowing them to more accurately evaluate these students' academic progress and tailor instruction based on individual needs.
(April 4, 2007)
Hosting a Series of Community-based Public Meetings on the IDEA 2004
On Aug. 14, 2006, the Part B Final Regulations implementing the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register. To provide the public with an overview of the regulations, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will be hosting a series of community-based public meetings. These public meetings will serve two major purposes. First, the meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the major concepts and principle changes in the new regulations. Second, the meetings will serve as a mechanism for the public to learn about and obtain some of the many resources and supports available from OSERS to assist in the implementation of these regulations.
(October 4, 2006)
OSERS Announces its New Priorities
OSERS Assistant Secretary John H. Hager announced OSERS' new priorities. Please read them at www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/priorities.html.
(August 11, 2006)
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