Ch 21: NMTA Reading: Legislative Influences in Reading

About This Chapter

Let us help you refresh your knowledge of government regulations regarding reading instruction, special education services and the educating students with disabilities. These lessons will aid you in answering these types of questions on the NMTA Reading exam.

NMTA Reading: Legislative Influences in Reading - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review information about laws and government influence on education as you prepare for the NMTA Reading exam. Our videos and quizzes may help you answer exam questions on the following topics:

  • Issues in educational reform
  • Overview of No Child Left Behind
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Section 504 regulations and accommodations
  • How students qualify for special education services
  • Legislative influences on reading instruction
  • Trends in special education
  • The federal government's role in education

You can study anytime, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The lessons are brief, averaging about five minutes each, and our instructors know how to make them enjoyable while giving you what you need to succeed on the exam. Video tags allow you to quickly revisit areas in the lesson that you wish to review, and written transcripts let you read along with the instructor during the lesson.

NMTA Reading: Legislative Influences in Reading Chapter Objectives

New Mexico requires passing the NMTA Reading exam as a condition for initial licensing or an endorsement in reading. The exam contains four subareas, and questions on the material in this chapter are in the subarea on Planning, Managing and Organizing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment, which makes up 27% of the exam.

All questions on the NMTA Reading exam are multiple choice, requiring you to read a statement and choose the most appropriate answer from several options. The quizzes that are included with each of our lessons let you get experience answering questions in this format. They also offer an opportunity to see where you might require additional review before exam day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: NMTA Reading: Legislative Influences in Reading
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What Is Educational Reform? - Issues & Timeline

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.

No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

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.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

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.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

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.

How Students Qualify for Special Education Services

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.

Legislative Influences on Reading Instruction

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.

Current Trends in Special Education

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.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

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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