Where We Stand

Parent Rights in the Era of RTI

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and its federal regulations for implementation have significantly changed the way students suspected of having specific learning disabilities (SLD) are identified and found eligible for special education. This publication will provide parents with the information they need when their child’s school is using the Response-to-Intervention approach.


State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity Accommodations for Students

This report describes the variability in the adoption and use of test accommodations across different states. It also explores a new challenge to the use of test accommodations due to the recently released federal regulations allowing the creation of an alternate assessment, based on modified achievement standards for students with disabilities (U. S. Department of Education, 2007a).


Issue Brief: Accountability

NCLD provides key Policy Recommendations to hold schools, districts, and states accountable for the academic progress of students.


Effective Teachers

NCLD provides key Policy Recommendations to ensure more teachers are prepared to teach students with LD in today’s classroom.