SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

PARTICIPATION IN ASSESSMENTS

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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January 19, 2001
Topic: Participation in Assessments
Letter regarding the use of a calculator as an accommodation or individual modification for the participation of students with disabilities in State and district-wide assessments.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education; Parent Training and Information Centers; Community Parent Resource Centers; Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
January 17, 2001
Topic: Participation in Assessments
Letter providing guidance selected for its relevance to parents and families of students with disabilities about the participation of these students in State and district-wide assessments.
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Letter to Chief State School Officers; State Directors of Special Education; State Assessment Directors; State Title I Directors
January 12, 2001
Topic: Participation in Assessments
Letter regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in schoolwide reform efforts, and advising LEAs that a portion of IDEA Part B funds can be combined with funds from Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and with other Federal, State and local funds to carry out schoolwide programs that include children with disabilities, as long as students with disabilities receive services in accordance with a properly developed IEP and are afforded all of the rights and services guaranteed to children with disabilities under IDEA.
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