Special Education Laew and Litigation

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SPE-350 Special Education Litigation and Law
Benchmark Assessment and Rubric
Targeted Essential Learning * Special education teachers must know legal liabilities and rights pertaining to student, parent, and teachers. Special education teachers recognize that special education practice is heavily regulated and are able to define relevant laws and policies that related to specific special education. (APTS 8, 9; INTASC 1; CEC 1, 9)
Assessment Tool Selected * Essay
Specific Performance/Task(s)
Articulate relevant educational laws and ethics pertaining to student, parent, and teacher rights and responsibilities. (APTS 8.13)
Explain state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they pertain to special education. (APTS 9.2)
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