About This Chapter
MTTC Reading Specialist: Legal Issues in Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter will prepare you to be able to identify different problems with educational system changes and the No Child Left Behind Act. You'll be able to view video lessons that will teach you about the influences of educational policies on how reading is taught to students. These lessons will prepare you for any questions on the MTTC Reading Specialist exam about:
- Educational reform issues
- The pros and cons of the No Child Left Behind Act
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Characteristics of Section 504 in public education
- Student requirements for special education accommodations
- Function of the government in public schools
The quiz questions at the end of each lesson in this chapter will help you focus on the areas that need improvement for the exam. If you have any questions, send them to one of our instructors via the Teacher tab. You can always review the lesson transcripts if needed.
1. What Is Educational Reform? - Issues & Timeline
Education reform has transformed schools in the United States from rigid institutions to diverse learning environments designed to meet the needs of all learners. Learn about some of the events that shaped this transformation and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
2. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons
The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.
3. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
4. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
5. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services
Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.
6. Legislative Influences on Reading Instruction
When you teach reading, you choose the approach that best suits your class's needs. The legal system guides you in regards to reading content and about the necessary measures if reading skills are not at grade-level. This lesson discusses these legal aspects.
7. Current Trends in Special Education
It has been estimated that 54% of students with disabilities are receiving their instruction in the regular classroom 80% or more of the day. With more students with disabilities receiving their instruction in the general education classroom, support for inclusion has increased.
8. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education
There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading Specialist (092): Practice & Study Guide course
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- MTTC Reading Specialist: Emergent Language
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literature-Based Language Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literary Genres
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Grammar Basics
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Spelling & Punctuation
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Strategies for Descriptive Writing
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Promoting Literacy
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Teaching Study Strategies
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Developing Reading Comprehension
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Supporting Vocabulary Development
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Communication in the Classroom
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Teaching Strategies for Writing
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Written Communication
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Types of Assessments
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Assessment Techniques
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Data Analysis for Assessments
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Reading Issues & Disabilities
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Instruction for Diverse Students
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Partnerships in Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Professional Skills & Development
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literacy Research
- MTTC Reading Specialist Flashcards