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Irving Independent School District v. Tatro in 1984

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In the case, Irving Independent School District v. Tatro, what service did the Tatro family ask the school district to provide?

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1. In the case, Irving Independent School District v. Tatro, the U.S. Supreme Court decided all of the following in its ruling, EXCEPT:

2. How did Irving Independent School District vs. Tatro affect the official understanding of 'school health services'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Irving Independent School District v. Tatro redefined special education services that schools were expected to provide. This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the historic court case, from the Supreme Court's ruling to the lasting effects on special education law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests students on the following information about Irving Independent School District v. Tatro:

  • Services requested by the Tatro family
  • Ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Case's impact on the definitions of school health services and medical services
  • School's responsibility to provide related services

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will gain practice with these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson this influential Supreme Court case
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define school health services and medical services that resulted from the case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Irving Independent School District v. Tatro, and how the case influenced special education services

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Irving Independent School District v. Tatro in 1984 to learn more about this court case and its effect on special education services. The lesson holds the following objectives:

  • Analyze the initial 1979 federal district court ruling in favor of the school
  • Explain why this case caused the U.S. Department of Education to more clearly define special education services
  • Discuss the implications of the Education of the Handicapped Act and the Rehabilitation Act in the court's ruling
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