Submit Assignment: Does NCLB Leave Some Students Behind?
Compare and contrast the position of the yes and no selections regarding the role special education should play in RTI, and the positions of the yes and no selections addressing whether special education and general education should merge. Explain possible alternative measures for implementing existing legislation. Consider in the discussion whether NCLB does or does not leave some students behind. Synthesize the information from the issues in a scholastic and substantive essay that includes the following:
Supported analysis of whether or not NCLB leaves some students behind
Potential benefits to having ALL teachers dually licensed in general and special education
Reflection on how this requirement would affect a person’s desire and plans to become a special education teacher
Validated and professional personal position that answers the question: Barring the merger of special education and general education, should special education teachers deliver RTI interventions?
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
The following materials are Required Studies for this week. Complete these studies at the beginning of the week, and save these materials for future use.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Special Education (Behan, 2015)
Unit 1, Can RTI and IDEA Child Find Coexist?
Unit 2, Should RTI Interventions Be Delivered by Special Educators?
Unit 2, Should Special Education and General Education Merge?
Unit 2, Does NCLB Leave Some Students Behind?
Implementing RTI (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2008)
The “Blurring” of Special Education in a New Continuum of General Education Placement and Services (Fuchs, 2010)
Smart RTI: A Next-Generation Approach to Multilevel Prevention (Fuchs, Fuchs, & Compton, 2012)
NCLB Co-Author Says He Never Anticipated Federal Law Would Force Testing Obsession (Baron, 2014)
National Association of Special Education Teachers (National Association of Special Education Teachers, n.d.)