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same content in the same environment as students
without identified disabilities can those with SLD
be ensured equal access.
A focus on including students with SLD in
the general education curricula will become
even more important as Kansas — like most
states — moves to full implementation of the
Common Core State Standards in the 2013-2014
school year. Allowances for Extra Time
Implementation of the new Four-year Adjusted
Cohort Graduation Rate, now required to be used
by all states, presents some challenges for high
schools when it comes to students with disabilities.
Kansas quickly recognized these challenges and
responded with two policies that don’t penalize
schools for providing appropriate services to
students with disabilities.
First, Kansas developed a separate exit
code which allows schools to continue to serve
students with disabilities who have completed the
graduation requirements for a regular diploma.
These are students who need additional services to
assist in their transition to postsecondary education
or work, as required by the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act. If counted...
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- Spring '14