Kritikos, E. P., McLoughlin, J. A., & Lewis, R. B. (2017). Assessing students with special needs (8th ed.). Pearson. This is the textbook you will use throughout this course, along with other resources. This week you will read Chapter 1, which provides an excellent overview of the history of special education and assessment.
Access the Redshelf book from the Getting Started module in the course or click on the Bookshelf link located in the top navigation bar of the course
Huefner, D. S. (2000). The risks and opportunities of the IEP requirements under IDEA ’97. The Journal of Special Education, 33(4), 195–204. This article provides an excellent overview of the changes made during the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). More specifically, the updated requirements regarding short-term objectives and progress monitoring required in each Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Special education caselaw from the U.S. Supreme Court, courts of appeals, and federal district courts at Wrightslaw. Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy. (n.d.). This website provides a list of many court cases that have helped shape special education legislation. You can click on each court case to learn more details. This resource should be your starting point when choosing which court cases to write about for your assignment this week.