Legal Responsibilities of Teachers


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Which of the following pieces of legislation requires teachers to attend IEP meetings and follow the written plan for students who qualify for special services?

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1. Which of the following pieces of legislation prohibits school-sponsored athletic teams from discriminating against girls?

2. If a teacher suspects that a student is being abused or neglected, what should he do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions on the quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of teachers' legal duties. These assessments will specifically test you on the act that supports IEP's and a legislation piece that prohibits discrimination against girls in sports.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on the following topics:

  • What teachers should do if they suspect abuse
  • An act that supports IEP's
  • Example of something that is prohibited by fair use of copyrighted material
  • A legislation piece that prohibits discrimination against girls in sports
  • Example of First Amendment rights in school

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what teachers should do if they suspect abuse
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding teacher's legal duties
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about an example of First Amendment rights in school

Additional Learning

Learn more about teacher's legal obligations by taking a look at the accompanying lesson titled Legal Responsibilities of Teachers. The lesson helps you reach these objectives:

  • Recall the different types of laws that support students who have disabilities and need special education
  • Identify what the ADA is and how it impacts students and teachers
  • Learn about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
  • Explore the different rights students have in school such as intellectual freedom
  • How does the Fourth Amendment impact students in school
  • Describe the legal use of copyright materials