Sunday, October 2, 2011

OH Dept. of Ed. Rules Against Columbus School District for Non-compliance in the Area of Learning Disabilities

Read the Ohio Department of Education's complaint findings against the Upper Arlington City School district (Columbus, OH).

ODE finds the Upper Arlington District negligent in:

Identifying students with Specific Learning Disability, including dyslexia, in a timely manner- causing students to be placed in ineffective programs for 2-4 years.

Providing interventions (especially in reading) that do not address or resolve the student's academic difficulties; consequently resulting in those students being denied timely evaluations.

Following written guidelines and procedures in identifying struggling students

The Upper Arlington School District agreed to provide teacher training on policy and procedures in identifying children with learning disabilities and to implement teacher in-services on such learning disabilities as dyslexia, ADHD, and dycalculia.

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