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AED-222-Capstone-CheckPoint Week 9

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Week 9: Capstone Check Point AED 222 Cynthia Collins
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In the USA the teaching of special needs students is quite varied. Access to specialized teaching for those who need it is not uniform either. It is the object of this paper to elucidate the good and bad characteristics of the special needs teaching structure in this country. One exemplary characteristic of the special needs system is that all children can obtain assistance in one form or another. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is an example of such assistance. This act protects and assists students with a wide range of special needs. Another example is the No Child Left Behind program (NCLB). It is a mandate of this program that all students, special needs or otherwise, be educated to certain minimum federal levels. These programs and others like them provide special needs students with the highest caliber aid that education can provide. Despite the good points of our education system when it comes to treating special needs students
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Unformatted text preview: there are also some bad points. It does not seem to me that the special needs students are being challenged enough at school. They are simply under no pressure to excel. Furthermore there seems to be no assessment in place to monitor how well the special needs students are doing. There should be three assessment periods during the year. The first should happen at the beginning of the school year in order to identify the child’s problem areas. The second assessment should occur in the middle of the school year to note progress. The third assessment should happen at the end of the year to see if the student has overcome the problems. The special needs system, it seems, has been created to incorporate the students into the learning system, but it provides no evaluations or metrics for determining educational progress during the school year....
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