Students with Disabilities in Accountability Systems:
Legal Framework & Future Issues
January 20, 2010
Kathleen Boundy, Esq.
Center for Law and Education
Boundy, Esq., is Co-Director of the Center
for Law and Education (CLE) and has an extensive background
law. An attorney with CLE for more than 30 years, Ms.
Boundy has played a significant role through legislation,
policy development and litigation in implementing and
enforcing the rights of students with disabilities, including
improved educational outcomes under the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act, as amended, and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and No Child Left Behind.
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Students with Disabilities in Accountability Systems: Legal
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following articles appeared in the Fall 2008 issue
of Perspectives on Language and Literacy, the journal
of the International
Dyslexia Association. The issue
examined the meaningful accountability for students
in the context of federal education laws—both
the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). The
issue was developed by guest theme co-editors Candace
Cortiella, Director at The
and Rachel Quenemoen, Senior Research
Fellow and national technical assistance team leader
at the National
Center on Educational Outcomes. An overview of the
issue is available
Students with Dyslexia in the State Accountability
System: The Basic Legal Framework
by Joanne Karger and Kathleen B. Boundy (PDF,
Issues Affecting Inclusion of Students with Dyslexia
in Statewide Assessments and Their Implications by
Kathleen B. Boundy and Joanne Karger (PDF, 5 pgs)
On December 14, 2009, Representative
Bobby Scott (D-VA) hosted a forum on education policy
as Congress prepares
and Secondary Education Act. Among the topics addressed
were past policies related to segregation and disabilities,
inconsistencies in the quality of education for minority
and low-income students, and the elements of future policies
to close this "achievement gap." Kathleen
Boundy, Esq., was among the
invited presenters at the forum. Video
of the forum is available
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