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Document Number: 7224

Closing the Achievement Gap Series: Part III What is the Impact of NCLB on the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities? - The author of this policy brief examines several questions regarding the impact of No Child Left Behind on students with disabilities. For example: What are the benefits of the law? What are the unintended consequences? Does NCLB conflict with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)? In addition, the author conducted an online survey of Indiana superintendents, principals and directors of special education to gauge the views of educators. Recommendations also are offered, such as developing a second alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities who may not qualify under the current alternate assessment guidelines. (Cassandra Cole, Center for Evaluation & Education Policy and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Fall 2006)...

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