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Title: GAP Kids or Grayarea Kids


1
GAP Kids or Gray-area Kids ?
  • Defining who they are under No Child Left Behind
    (NCLB)?
  • Why this group of students exists?
  • What are the consequences of being a Gap kid or
    Gray-area kid in Virginia if you are in High
    School?

2
Overview of Presentation
  • In the latest round of interpretation of No Child
    Left Behind (NCLB), schools/ districts are
    allowed to include the proficient scores of 1 of
    the students with the most significant cognitive
    disabilities who participate in alternate
    assessments based on alternate achievement
    standards.
  • There now exist another group of students with
    disabilities a larger, harder to define
    population who are known as the gap kids or
    gray-area kids
  • This presentation will attempt to
  • Defining who they are under No Child Left Behind
    (NCLB)?
  • Why this group of students exists?
  • What are the consequences of being a gap kid or
    Gray-area kid in Virginia if you are in grades
    9-11 ?

3
Defining who they are under No Child Left Behind
(NCLB)?
  • Students with disabilities who are not
    significantly cognitively disabled but who may be
    severely learning disabled or mildly mentally
    retarded.
  • Students perform at a higher level than those
    with severe cognitive disabilities too high to
    be assessed based on alternate achievement
    standards.
  • Learning well below grade level.
  • Students often function 3 to 5 years below grade
    level.
  • Students do not meet the criteria of the Virginia
    Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).

4
Why this group of students exists?
  • The No Child left Behind Act of 2001, P.L.
    107-110, requires that at least 95 of students
    with disabilities participate in assessments that
    measure adequate yearly progress of schools,
    school divisions, and the Commonwealth of
    Virginia.
  • Currently there may be a small number (?) of
    students with IEPs in grades 9-11 who will not
    be enrolled in any courses for which there is an
    end-of-course Standards of Learning assessment,
    will not be working towards an advanced studies
    diploma, standard diploma, or modified standard
    diploma, and will not meet the criteria of the
    Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).
  • The current trend of school district is to simply
    instruct the IEP team to use this options for any
    student (you are not sure will test well on the
    SOL tests).
  • If this option is used the student is not allow
    to enroll in the courses and take the test
    required to earn an advance studies diploma,
    standard diploma, or modified standard diploma
    and also are not counted towards the schools
    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
  • Currently the Virginia Department of Education
    does not keep any data on the number of gap kids
    or gray-area kids there are in each school
    district.

5
What are the consequences of being a Gap kid or
Gray-area kid in Virginia if you are in High
School?
  • Students in grades 9-11 are not enrolled in
    courses that have an end-of course Standard of
    Learning assessments.
  • Therefore the student does not earn a standard
    unit of credit or a verified credit required to
    graduate with a Standard or Advanced Studies
    Diploma.
  • Students do not qualify for remediation or
    tutoring since they are not enrolled in any of
    the courses that have an end-of course Standard
    of Learning assessments.

6
For more information
  • Center on Education Policy (CEP) website
    http//www.ctredpol.org
  • Clash of the Titans No Child Left Behind and
    Students with Disabilities, Dr. Alexa (Pochowski)
    Posny, Kansas Department of Education Assistant
    Commissioner The Intersection of the No Child
    Left Behind Act and the Individuals with
    Disabilities Education Act or Can You Fit a Round
    Peg into A Square Hole? Nancy D. Reder, Esq.,
    Deputy Executive Director, The National
    Association of State Directors of Special
    Education (NASDSE) presented at the Forum on
    Ideas to Improve the No Child Left Behind Act
    -September 14,2004
  • VDOE Procedures for Participation of Students
    with Disabilities in the Assessment Component of
    Virginia Accountability System 10/02 (pages 9-10)
    http//www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/suptsmemos/2002/inf
    140b.pdf
  • Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities in
    Virginia, VCSD Legal Advocacy Center website at
    www.virginiaLAC.org
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