Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekly Question!

A recent Tenth Circuit opinion discussed the difference, if any, between "meaningful benefit" vs. "some benefit" for the FAPE standard. Which should be the standard? Do you think that there is a difference?

5 comments:

  1. Why can't we use the language in the law that suggests access and progress in the general curriculum? I certainly hope meaningful benefit get's us closer to the type of academic progress necessary to be college and career ready for all the students with disabilities and all the cognitive ability be there.

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  2. Vicki,

    Well said. How does Rowley affect the analysis.

    Jim

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  3. Meaningful benefit vs some benefit. Ex reading. Child with reading disability. Parent requests use of specific reading methodology district says no there's will work.child reads at third grade level and is in 8 th grade. District says child's maintaining. This is some benefit. Child attends a literacy clinic by Anita Blackman and with in 30 days progresses 3 years. This is meaningful benefit. Meaningful benefit should be a meaningful gain NOT maintaining.

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  4. Tammie,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Jim

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  5. I agree with Tammie and Vicki.

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