IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary


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In the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) what is meant by 'Least Restrictive Environment'?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a main principle of the IDEA?

2. Jim has an IEP and his parents want to make sure he is being educated in the least restrictive environment possible. Evaluate the options below and indicate which situation most aligns with a LRE for Jim.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz are designed to assist you in evaluating your understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). You will be quizzed on its legislative history and its six main principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these study tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • When the most recent IDEA legislation was passed
  • IDEA age limit
  • The six main principles of the IDEA

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz provide practice with these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the IDEA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the principles of the IDEA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about IDEA's guarantees for students with disabilities
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify and define IDEA acronyms such as IEP and LRE

Additional Learning

To find out more about the benefits of IDEA for students with disabilities, refer to the lesson called IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the principles of IDEA
  • Learn the legislative history of IDEA
  • Appreciate how the concepts of IDEA are applied in public education