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Exceptional Student Education
Transcript of Exceptional Student Education
The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program plays an important part in addressing the needs of students who are special learners.
What Laws Affect Our Students?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation (IDEA - Building The Legacy of IDEA 2004, n.d.).
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/ Section 504
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/ Section 504 “mandates equal access to educational opportunities for ‘otherwise qualiﬁed’ individuals with documented disabilities (Shaw, Keenan, Madaus & Banerjee, 2010).
The Meta Consent Decree
The Meta Consent Decree was a result of 1990 LULAC et. al. v. State Board of Education.
Let's Compare Each of the Laws
20 U.S.C. 1401 DEFINITIONS. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/law/section1401.pdf
A Legislative History of Florida’s Exceptional Student Education Program. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/3/urlt/
Center for Parent Information and Resources. (2014, January). Parental Rights Under IDEA. Retrieved from http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/parental-rights/
Florida Catholic University. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.saintleo.edu/about/florida-catholic-university.aspx
IDEA - Building The Legacy of IDEA 2004. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home
Office for Civil Rights. (2006, June). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/factsheets/504.pdf
Shaw, S. F., Keenan, W. R., Madaus, J. W., & Banerjee, M. (2010). Disability Documentation, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and the Summary of Performance: How Are They Linked?. Journal Of Postsecondary Education And Disability,22(3), 142-150.
The Protection of English Language Learners Under the Law. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from http://esol.leeschools.net/eManual/meta/META CONSENT PRESENTATION 2011-12.pdf
U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004. Retrieved March 12, 2015, from http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,regs,300,A,300%252E1,
White, J., & Louisiana State Dept. of Education, B. R. (2013). Louisiana Annual Performance Report--Part B. July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004. Louisiana Department Of Education,
Exceptional Student Education
Britannie Diaz, Heather Legrand, & Donald Hoessler
The primary focus of the program is to provide the most appropriate educational services for students through nationally recognized curricula and behavioral approaches.
Meta Consent Decree
Certain laws are put into place to protect the rights of ESE students.
These laws aid in ensuring the needs of our students are being met.
This Act allows students to receive accommodations and related services that cater to their individual needs.
IDEA was originally enacted by Congress in 1975 to ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education, just like other children and has been revised many times over the years (White & Louisiana State Dept. of Education, 2013).
Prohibits discrimination for those with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communication and governmental activities.
"Addresses the civil rights of English Language Learner (ELL) students” and more specifically “their right to equal access to all educational programs” (The Protection of English Language Learners Under the Law, n.d.).
Saint Leo's Core Value of Personal Development
As administrators, we must actively engage in activities that enhance our personal and professional learning. We must model a commitment to life-long learning. This in tun "to helps [to] strengthen the character of our community" (Florida Catholic University, n.d.).
What is the Purpose of Each Law?
Meta Consent Decree
Federal law that was enacted to "ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living" (U.S. Department of Education)
Federal law "that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. It defines the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in, and have access to, program benefits and services" (Office for Civil Rights)
State law indicating that the Civil Rights of English Language Learners are protected under this decree, including the right to equal access to all educational programs. Students are identified for evaluation through the completion of the Home Language Survey.
How are they Similar?
How do they Differ?
IDEA 2004 & 504
Who is Protected and/or Included?
Staffing is based on:
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Accommodations are provided for students with any disability that may limit their learning experience and achievement
Procedural safeguards are in place to make sure schools and parents/guardians accountable to each other. Here are the most notable procedural safeguards below:
The right of parents to receive a complete explanization of all the procedural safeguards available under IDEA and the procedures in the state for presenting complaints.
Confidentiality and the right of parents to inspect and review the educational records of their child.
The right of parents to participate in meetings related to the identification, evaluation, and placement of their child, and the provision of FAPE (a free appropriate public education) to their child.
The right of parents to obtain an independent educational evaluation (IEE) of their child
The right of parents to receive “prior written notice” on matters relating to the identification, evaluation, or placement of their child, and the provision of FAPE to their child.
The right of parents to give or deny their consent before the school may take certain action with respect to their child.
The right of parents to disagree with decisions made by the school system on those issues.
The right of parents and schools to use IDEA’s mechanisms for resolving disputes, including the right to appeal determinations.
(Center for Parent Information and Resources, 2014)
Meta Consent Decree
District maintains budget for each school
Funding based only on when the student is enrolled into the ESOL program
Services provided by:
General Education Teacher(s)
ESOL Certified or Endorsed Teacher(s)
Annual Accessibility logs are signed by each teacher
Annual Reviews and Testing (CELLA)
Children between the ages of 3 and 21, who meet the eligibility criteria in one of thirteen qualifying disabilities and require service because of the disability
Disability must adversely affect his or her educational performance and must need special education in order to receive an appropriate education
Have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or
Have a record of such an impairment; or
Be regarded as having such an impairment.
META Consent Decree:
The English Language Learner (ELL) student
Non-United States born
Non-English spoken in home
Appropriate and Effective Professional Development
Identifying Similarities and Differences
Summarizing and Note Taking
Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
Homework and Practice
Setting Objectives and Providing
Generating and Testing
Cues, Questions, and Advance
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