This post is first in a series based on a transcript from a recent Q&A with Dr. Alan Coulter as part of his webinar, “Prepare for Impact: 3 Key Questions About RDA for Every SPED Administrator.” Questions came directly from audience participants — special education directors, special educators and clinicians, and answers are from Dr.
IDEA has undoubtedly done much to define the rights and expand access to education for students with disabilities. For example, IDEA’s Child Find requirement has resulted in early identification and effective interventions for millions of children with special needs, improving their chances for positive outcomes. In addition, federal IDEA funds have enabled school districts to
In March, 2012, the Department of Education announced it was taking new steps to close the achievement gap for students with disabilities by balancing a focus on compliance with more attention on educational outcomes. These steps are known today as Results-Driven Accountability, or RDA. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) outlines its vision for