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NCLB for Families

Families of students with disabilities may wonder how NCLB works with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The short answer is that IDEA specifically provides services to students with disabilities. Each student served under IDEA has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that defines the special education and related services needed by the student. NCLB holds schools accountable for the educational outcomes of those children, as well as all others.

The National Center on Educational Outcomes, at the University of Minnesota, has developed a brochure and a PowerPoint presentations for educators and families of children with disabilities looking for information on their children's participation in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements. .