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Chapter 2: Laws, Ethics, and Issues
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Which of the following was NOT an influence on litigation and legislation regarding special education services?
Litigation in civil court systems
Which law is responsible for changing the name of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL94-142)?
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Elementary & Secondary Education Act
No Child Left Behind
Which of the following is NOT a major emphasis of IDEA 2004?
Inclusion of students with disabilities into the general education classroom.
Reduction of paperwork.
Increasing early intervention services.
Improving teacher quality.
The foundation for the legal recourse when parents or schools disagree with evaluation or placement recommendations.
What is the next procedure after a student is referred for special education services?
Develop an IEP.
The child receives an initial comprehensive evaluation.
Placement is made.
The child would receive pre-referral interventions.
Initial Evaluations must be completed within ____ days of receiving parental consent of the evaluation.
60 calendar days
30 calendar days
30 school days
60 school days
Which of the following is NOT true about parental consent procedures for initial evaluation?
Parents can revoke consent at any point during the evaluation period
Parents must be fully informed of the evaluation procedures
Parents must be informed in their native language
Parents have a right to be present during the initial evaluation
What is the LEAs recourse in the event that a parent does not provide consent for their child to be evaluated for special education services?
The LEA may pursue due process to force an evaluation.
The LEA may not provide special education services OR may pursue legal avenues to force an evaluation.
The LEA does not provided special education services.
The LEA must conduct home visits to try to obtain consent.
LEAs must provide to parents this document, which explains their rights as a parent of a student who is thought to have a disability.
Release of Records Form
Which of the following does not belong on a list of nondiscriminatory assessment safeguards provided by IDEA?
Assessments should be selected and administered so as not to be culturally biased.
No single measure should be used as the sole indicator for special education eligibility.
Assessments should be selected only if they have been shown to be valid and reliable.
Only nonverbal IQ tests should be used with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Which of the following does IDEA NOT require during a student’s revaluation?
Each student must be re-evaluated using the same assessments that were used to determine initial eligibility status.
Parents may request that additional or different assessments be conducted.
A review of existing data may take place without a formal meeting to determine eligibility.
If additional data are needed, a meeting must take place to discuss these data and parents must be informed.
Which of the following statements best describes IDEA 2004 on identifying students with learning disabilities?
Local education agencies cannot use IQ tests when identifying students as having learning disabilities.
States must mandate a discrepancy formula approach to eligibility.
LEAs must implement response to intervention models of assessment.
States cannot require that local education agencies use discrepancy formulas in identifying students as having learning disabilities.
Which of the following people is NOT likely to participate in an IEP meeting?
Related services personnel
Special and general education teachers
Which of the following is NOT a legitimate reason for school personnel to miss an IEP meeting?
Parents must agree and provide written consent for an individual to not attend the meeting.
A person is excused but must provide written comments to the IEP team.
Having a duty to attend to (e.g., bus duty).
Parent and school agree that the attendance of a person is not needed.
The professional who evaluates fine motor and self-help skills, recommends therapies, and may provide direct services is called a(n)
A student may be determined eligible for special education services based upon which of the following criteria?
Student did not receive appropriate instruction.
Student meets federal and state definitions of a disability.
Student is not proficient in English.
The student does not need specially designed instruction.
Which of the following is NOT a right afforded to parents in participating in their child’s special education planning?
Parents must be given copies of all documents and provide consent to all educational planning decisions.
Every effort should be made to accommodate parents, even if that requires changing meeting dates, locations, or media (e.g., conference calls).
Parent input must be considered in the determination of services for a child.
Parents are not permitted to participate in the evaluation process.
According to IDEA 2004, which of the following is NOT a required component of an IEP for all students with disabilities?
Justification of LRE.
Measurable objectives designed to help meet annual goals.
Statement of needed accommodations.
Present levels of performance.
Which of the following best describes what is meant by LRE?
An education free from individualized accommodations and supports.
The general education classroom.
The environment most like that of nondisabled peers where the student can receive an appropriate education.
A placement option where students are least likely to interfere with the learning of other students.
Transition planning is required to begin by age _____.
If a student on an IEP engages in repeated or serious behaviors that require disciplinary action, which of the following must the school do?
Determine if the IEP is appropriate.
Permanently remove the student from the classroom.
Immediately suspend the student.
Send the student to an alternative school.
Which of the following is NOT a behavior that qualifies for an automatic change in placement for 45 days?
Weapon possession or use.
Drug possession or use.
Behaviors that result in bodily injury.
In an effort to resolve disagreements quickly and objectively, IDEA promotes the use of ____ between districts and parents.
While a school and parents are involved in due process proceedings, a student remains in the setting in which (s)he was placed before the complaint was filed. This requirement is called:
A civil rights law that includes protection from discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance and that provides for reasonable accommodations.
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