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From the ECS State Policy Database
No Child Left Behind--Special Populations


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State Status/Date Level Summary
TNSigned into law 05/2014P-12No Child Left Behind and Special Education Students
H.J.R. 542
Resolves to urge Congress to revise the high school graduation requirements contained in No Child Left Behind so that special education students who do not receive a regular high school diploma will not be required to be counted as "drop outs" in graduation ra...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Alternate School Assessment - Teacher Survey
S.B. 557
Requires the state department of education to review the Alternate School Assessment, survey certain teachers regarding satisfaction or lack thereof and solicit recommendations as part of the review. http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0557t.pdf...

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AKAdopted 08/2008P-12Performance standards for disabled students
4 AAC 04.160, .210(k)(2), .790(7)
Repeals the alternate performance standards to comply with federal guidelines for students with significant cognitive disabilities....

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MOAdopted 07/2008P-12PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED UNDER EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
5 CSR 50-270.010
Proposes rules regarding standards to administer a program of grants to local public school districts for the provision of early childhood screening, parent education and programs for developmentally delayed children. MISSOURI 17888
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrul...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Charter Schools
A.B. 1281
Relates to Charter School Act of 1992. Revises the description of the procedures relating to pupil suspension or expulsion. Requires a description of how the school intends to serve pupils with disabilities and the qualification and planned professional develo...

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TXAdopted 09/2007P-12Adaptations for Special Populations
19 TAC Chapter 89
Revise the process of applying for a bilingual exception and/or an English as a second language (ESL) waiver. Other adopted amendments add language regarding the transfer of students out of a special language program in accordance with House Bill 1, 79th Texas...

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CATo governor 07/2007P-12American Indian education
S.B. 273
Amends existing law that establishes within the Department of Education an American Indian Education Unit to provide technical support to, and administrative oversight of, American Indian education programs. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to...

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LAAdopted 07/2007P-12Rewards Eligibility and Corrective Actions
LAC 28:LXXXIII.1301, 4313, 4903, and 4905
Amends the following Sections of Bulletin 111:
• 1301 Reward Eligibility: Changes one requirement for exemplary academic growth to 2.0 points improvement in a subgroup assessment index rather than growth in a subgroup performance score
• 4313 Corrective Acti...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Additional Funds to Assist English Language Learners
S.B. 1237 (Section 9)
Directs the state department of education to distribute $750,000 on a one-time basis to schools in which the population of English language learners failed to meet adequate yearly progress (AYP) in math or reading, to improve the English language skills of Eng...

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LAAdopted 02/2007P-12School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.307, 409, 515, 703-707, 3905, 4001, and 4527
Makes changes to the state accountability system to take advantage of new and existing flexibility outlined in guidance for No Child Left Behind and to address situations, including changes necessitated in response to the hurricanes of 2005, which were not con...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Standards For Accrediting Public Schools
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Assessment of Students w/ Disabilities
S.B. 1380
All students with disabilities in grades 2-12 will ge included in all state and district assessments, with appropriate accommodations and alternate assessments when necessary, as designated by IEP. Also addresses evaluation of students with disabilities and pa...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Limited English Proficiency
S.B. 683
Requires the Board and Department of Education to collect certain statewide data on Virginia's public school students with limited English proficiency and school division programs for such LEP students, analyze the data, and recommend steps to resolve the issu...

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AKAdopted 02/2006P-12Highly qualified special education teachers
4 AAC 04.210(j), (k)
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development, dealing with setting out qualifications for special education teachers to meet highly qualified status under the No Child Left Behind Act. Requires school districts to ensure that special educa...

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