High School

College

APPLICABLE LAWS

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Section 504

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Section 504

 School provides evaluation at no cost to student.

School conducts triennial evaluation.

Individual Education Plan (IEP) is acceptable
 

 Section 504 is not applicable. Documentation required from licensed professional; report must include diagnosis and functional limitations.

Student must obtain evaluation at own expense.

Student is not required to be re-tested after initial

documentation approved.

STUDENT ROLE

 

Student is identified and supported by parents/teachers.


Primary responsibility for accommodations belongs to the school.

Student must self-identify to the disabilities services (or other designated) office.

Primary responsibility for accommodations belongs to the student.

PARENTAL ROLE

Parents have access to student records.



Parents advocate for student.

Parents do not have access to disability-related records unless student is under 18 or provides written consent.

 

Students advocate for themselves.

TEACHERS/PROFESSORS

Modifications to curriculum and/or alterations to pace of assignments may be made (classes for college credit cannot be modified).

Multi-sensory approaches used.


Weekly testing, mid-term, final, and graded assignments used.

Attendance taken and reported.

Modifications to curriculum are not required.


Multi-sensory approaches may or may not be used. Lecture

may dominate delivery mode.

Testing and assignment frequency vary.

 

Attendance often is not taken; student is responsible for attending class.

GRADES

Grades may be modified based on curriculum.

Grades reflect quality of work submitted.