See my notes further below, but there is more to this bill than meets the eye.
This bill would allow for students with either autism, multiple disabilities or a moderate or severe intellectual disability to potentially be opted out of state standardized assessments. But the caveat here is only the parent can request it. In lieu of the standardized test, a parent would request a “portfolio review” to show student progress. No member of a school or IEP team can request this. Another key part is the child must have an IQ of 50 or less.
Another important part attached to this bill deals with children with dyslexia or an inability to read by the age of 7. The way it is worded is a little bit confusing. It looks to me like if a child isn’t reading by age 7 they should have an IEP. As well, it pretty much says those children would have automatic Extended School Year services in their IEP unless there…
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