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As is often the case, an understanding of what we do today and of how we came to be in a particular place at a particular time is often best gained in the context of history. In this case, looking briefly and with broad strokes at aspects of our special education history since provides a good bit of the context in which an answer can readily be found to the question "Why adopt an RTI model?
On the heels of judicial review that began in the late s and challenged these denial practices, Congress acted to rectify the wrong. In that context, the focus of EHA was to ensure that all students with a handicap would have equal access to a public education. Two major themes dominated this first-ever federal special education law.
The first major theme focused on finding and identifying students who might have a handicap and who were not enrolled in a public school. States and local school districts were required to take affirmative steps to find students with handicaps.
These programs were titled Child Find, and the primary purpose was to develop initiatives that would "find"all those students who had been denied access to a public education.
Based exclusively on categorical designations e. The effort worked well. Children were found and identified in record numbers, numbers so high that special education enrollments ballooned, and by the early s the federal government imposed a cap on reimbursement based on disability category as a way of slowing the enrollment growth.
The second major theme created by EHA in was the provision of procedural safeguards as a major component of the identification process. Procedural protections established for parents included requiring written consent for assessment and placement, adherence to assessment timelines, creation of an individualized education program IEPand regular reviews annual and triennial of placement status.
The import of these procedural safeguards became paramount in the special education service delivery system. Their impact was measured by the fact that audits of local special education programs by state departments of education focused almost exclusively on these safeguards, with little to no attention paid to academic outcomes for students identified as handicapped.
The important documents that school districts needed to have were referral forms, consent forms, placement permissions, and IEPs. These two themes formed the basis for the structure and practice of special education for the next 25 to 30 years.
It was a system developed and delivered based on entitlement, categorical structures, and rigid adherence to procedural safeguards. What was not a part of practice was any focus whatsoever on student outcomes, either academic or behavioral.
Little to no attention was directed toward outcomes of any kind for students who had been identified as handicapped. In almost every school, district, state, and throughout the nation, students with disabilities were systematically excluded from any assessment systems that were targeted at general education students.
No separate systems were developed or put in place for assessing the performance outcomes for students involved in special education programs. Data collected by states and submitted to the U. Department of Education focused exclusively on incidence rates by disability category, graduation rates, placements by race and gender, and so on.
At no time were data collected that would address student academic or behavioral outcomes or that would speak to the efficacy of special education programs.
In other words, the entire focus of the special education delivery system for a quarter of a century was about identification and placement, not about student outcomes and the delivery of effective interventions as measured by student outcomes. Once placed and programmed, the system failed to ask "How is the student doing?
At the same time that special education was working with great success to identify and place students, the impact on general education was subtle yet profound. General education programs and teachers came to understand that when students failed to learn in a general education setting, it was expected, if not required, that the student be referred for special education consideration.
Over time, this practice had an impact on both systems general and special education in two significant ways.
Special education experienced ballooning enrollments, with too many students identified as disabled—not because they had a disability, but rather because they had not been successful in a general education program. Failure to succeed in a general education program meant the student must, therefore, have a disability.Delta Dental audits of dental services are increasing in frequency and scope.
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