11. “Struggling Students”

The Council of Exceptional Children offers its policy outlook for 2009 to 2011 (CEC). At a time when momentum is building for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) CEC offers recommendations:

Advocacy for “…full funding.”

Advocacy for “…assessment systems that measure the achievement of all students.”

Advocacy for “…accountability systems that reward quality school performance and seek to improve poor school performance.”

Advocacy for “…measuring student progress using multiple indicators such as progress monitoring and growth models.”

Advocacy for “…response to intervention.”

Advocacy for “…systems that are carefully coordinated and balanced between ESEA and IDEA.”

Advocacy for “…increased funding for and expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act.”

“The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), representing 40,000 professionals who work on behalf of children with exceptionalities, is the national voice for special educators and children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.”

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