What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?


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1. Why does Section 504 exist?

2. Section 504 has a more _____ set of qualifying criteria than IDEA.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Section 504 provides legal rights for children with disabilities so that they have the same access to education as a child without disabilities. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of this section and how it applies to public schools. You'll be tested on areas that include 504 plans and criteria under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Section 504 and how it is applied to public school accommodations:

  • What a 504 plan accomplishes for students
  • Review process of 504 plans
  • Criteria under IDEA

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Section 504 and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the qualifying criteria for Section 504 and IDEA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Section 504
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Section 504 and 504 plans for students with disabilities

Additional Learning

To learn more about how Section 504 is applied to public schools, review the accompanying lesson titled What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Aspects covered by Section 504 regulations
  • Purpose of 504 plans
  • 504 plans compared to Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Process of qualifying for special education