5456 GRADUATION

Required Textbooks (Required for both EDU 5455 and EDU 5456:
Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs (Eleventh Edition)
Authors: Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, Loretta Serna, and Jenevie Bailey
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-457579-7
ISBN-10: 0-13-457579-2

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Discussion  – Graduation Requirements 

The Federal government allows each state to set graduation requirements.  Therefore, graduation requirements can vary from state to state.  This includes the use of Subject Area State Test in high school.  In Mississippi, a student cannot graduate with a high school diploma unless they earn the required Carnegie Units and obtain a set score on four (4) state Subject Area Tests. In addition, the federal government holds states accountable for graduation rates by using a four-year cohort system.

Instructions:

· Discuss if graduation requirements should be the same for nondisabled students vs. students with disabilities.  Include possible advantages and disadvantages.  Discuss the long-term implications.  Ensure you cite evidence. 

· Using the Letter to White, discuss if you agree or disagree with the graduation plan proposed by Louisiana.  Did Louisiana decide to pass the graduation plan for students with disabilities?  Were there opponents to the plan?

Posts to the forum must adhere to the Discussion Board Rubric for the course.

Submission Instructions:

The Discussion Board is intended to foster a dynamic, flowing discussion that stems from students’ engagement with course materials, one another, and faculty.  Students are expected to ground their ideas and responses to one another in the course materials, in their own experience, and in additional outside references.

Be sure to use and cite from  two  professional journal readings AND  one  assigned textbook reading in your initial post.  Conform to  APA guidelines (Links to an external site.)  as you write your response and create your source citations.  Be sure to also follow APA guidelines for your in-text citations.  (One of your professional journal readings should be from the module’s assigned readings; the second reading may come from either the assigned readings or your own research.)

Your initial post should be 300-350 words each.

Peer Responses

For your reply posts, cite (Using APA format) from module required readings or enrichment materials, and relate your comments to your own experience or opinion.  When you write your responses to two peers, both questions can be answered in the same paragraph(s).   Peer reply posts must be at least 150 – 200 words each.

Your may respond in any of the following ways:

·         Ask a question.

·         Share an insight.

·         Offer an opinion.

·         Make a suggestion.

·         Note a similarity or difference to your posting.

Return to the Discussion forum and read responses given to you by other students. Reflect upon what you learned and/or any insights you gained. Be sure to respond to any follow up questions from classmates.

 

Required Textbooks (Required for both EDU 5455 and EDU 5456: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs (Eleventh Edition) Authors: Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, Loretta Serna, and Jenevie Bailey Publisher: Pearson ISBN-13: 978-0-13-457579-7 ISBN-10: 0-13-457579-2

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