Laws and Guidance

This section includes Federal laws, regulations, guidance, and Congressional reports related to AA-AAS.

Government Accountability Office (2005). No Child Left Behind Act: Most students with disabilities participated in statewide assessments, but inclusion options could be improved (GAO 05-618). Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate. 
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Government Accountability Office (2009). No Child Left Behind Act: Enhancements in the Department of Education's review process could improve state academic assessments. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate. 
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-911

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, § 115, Stat. 1425 (2002). 
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html

U.S. Department of Education (2005, August). Alternate achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities: Non-regulatory guidance. Washington, DC: Author. 
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U.S. Department of Education (2004). Standards and assessments peer review guidance: Information and examples for meeting requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Washington, DC: Author. 
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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2003, December). Title I-Improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged, final regulations. Washington, DC: Author. 
http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/2003-2/041803a.html