USDOE Wants Most Special Ed Students to Take Common Core Assessments

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Effective September 21, 2015, a number of special education students nationwide will be required to learn the same “college and career ready standards” and to take the same assessments as students in regular education.

In 2007, the US Department of Education (USDOE) modified Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the latest version of which is No Child Left Behind–NCLB) to allow states to instruct students receiving special education services using modified academic achievement standards and administer special education students alternate assessments based on those modified academic achievement standards.

In August 2013, the USDOE published in the Federal Register its intention to require most students receiving special education services to be taught using the same “college and career ready standards” and associated assessments effective September 2015.

In August thru November 2013, the USDOE opened public comments regarding the shift of most special education students to being held…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

One thought on “USDOE Wants Most Special Ed Students to Take Common Core Assessments”

  1. Ha, ha… quick note… In one of my recent pieces I was looking back over original common core data and with experienced eye, all the claims that common core was devised by educational experts,( either have been fixed or I previously just skimmed over it), actually now read…. “educational data experts”…

    Smarter Balanced Test now claims it was created by “educational data experts”… These aren’t teachers, folks….. they’re our little kids…. (well, in truth, they have just finished college.)


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