This brief provides local leaders and educators with an overview of the state and federal statutes governing special education. Through a series of Frequently Asked Questions, educators will learn about the requirements governing the referral process, the elements of Individual Educational Plans, student evaluation and classroom accommodations.
- Students with Disabilities and the Law
- Highly Qualified Teacher
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Commonly Used Acronyms in Special Education
- Glossary of Special Education Terms
- MTA Inclusion Policy
The brief was prepared by Nora Todd, MTA Center for Education Policy and Practice in 2008.
Special Education: Understanding Federal and State Statutory Requirements