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Definition of Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
Intellectual disability means significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills and manifested during the developmental period that adversely affects the child's educational performance.
June 17, 2015 - Leadership Summit Presenter Materials
- SAA Evidence-Based Policy Agenda & Local Advocacy Model Design
- Using PBIS to Develop Trauma-Sensitive Schools
- Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran
Federal Special Education Student Reporting
By Age Groups/Primary Disability
Wisconsin - October 1, 2014
IDEA's Excess Cost Calculation
One of the ways IDEA establishes that an LEA is meeting the supplement not supplant provision is through the Excess Cost Calculation. It is defined in §300.16 as costs that are in excess of the average annual per student expenditure level for an elementary school or secondary school student. This demonstrates that the LEA is not using federal funds in place of local and state funds for the core educational program in regard to students with disabilities.
The purpose of the DPI collaborative program support and leadership program is twofold.
- To increase the quality of practice to improve student outcomes.
- To increase the quality of special education programs.
This is accomplished, in part, by providing ongoing, cost efficient, evidence based professional development in a cross-collaborative fashion for all staff that serve in a leadership and program support capacity in special education.