The gap in scores between students with and without disabilities on the National Assessment of Educational Progress is not narrowing.
The number of special education students has risen after several years of decline, but what this may mean for states and districts is still conjecture.
Two years after an expert panel recommended the action, the FDA has proposed a complete ban on the use of aversive devices that deliver an electric shock to ward off aversive behaviors.
After hours of conversation, the committee agreed on policies that states must follow when it comes to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.
States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.
An examination of more than 400 studies of evidence-based interventions for autism, finds that researchers rarely identify the race of their study subjects--and when they do, most of the children studied are white males.
The panel tasked with creating rules to govern the Every Student Succeeds Act is hung up language in the law relating to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.
Yudin, who has been with the U.S. Department of Education since 2010, did not say in an email to colleagues what he plans to do after leaving April 30.
The autism rate between 2010 and 2012 remained at 1 in 68 8-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, with differences among communities, races, and ethnicities.
Changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act will mean new regulations governing the testing of about 1 percent of students with severe cognitive disabilities.