Re: sped split on state tests in other parts of country?
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- Subject: Re: sped split on state tests in other parts of country?
- From: PAVURSOL@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 14:13:23 EDT
I am thrilled to report to you that today the Governor signed HB 1739 . As
you may recall, under this legislation, students with a documented
disability and an IEP who have completed their coursework, but have not
passed the FCAT after two tries (in 10th and 11th grades) will be eligible
for a standard diploma, if their IEP committee determines that the FCAT
does not accurately measure the student's abilities. This bill is effective
as of today. This is quite a victory for these students, so we need to make
sure that all those who can take advantage of this new law are aware of it.
This type of legislation was attempted in VA but was defeated. SpEd
advocates had similar reactions as the Mass advocates. Though they recognize
the limitations and burdens that will be placed on kids with disabilities, if
it is bad enough for typical kids then it is bad enough for kids with
We did create a modified standard diploma that requires passing the 8th grade
SOL english and math tests.
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