IDEA Eligibility Categories
Did You Know...
High stakes testing- is to measure how well the schools are doing and how well your child scored in comparison to others within the same grade. They are not used to determine graduation or grade promotion.
Section 504 & American's Disability Act:
Section 504 was amended so that it now incorporates the ADA AA by reference and applies to public school students under Section 504.
In the state of it is illegal to administer an IQ test to African-American students. The Larry P. v. Riles (Larry P.) case began in 1971 when five African American Children were placed in Special Education classes for the educable mentally retarded (EMR) in the San Francisco Unified School District. Students claimed that they were wrongly placed and filed a suit in the Federal District Court of Northern CA. The Court decided in favor of the students in 1979 and was upheld on appeal in 1984. Now, (as of 1986) in the state of CA the use of IQ testing for all African American students to determine SPED Services is banned.
The two main individual IQ tests are:
An alternative which attempts to minimize cultural bias: