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April 30, 2011
This fact sheet (in Spanish) provides the definition and purpose of supplementary aids and services as well as a framework for considering the full range of supplementary aids and services.
April 30, 2010
Schools in Pennsylvania may opt to use the Response to Instruction and Intervention Process to identify students with specific learning disabilities. This two-page document summarizes the Pennsylvania Guidelines for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD).
June 30, 2009
The PDE, BSE has developed a Credential of Competency for special education paraprofessionals to help them achieve "qualified" status as required by Chapter 14. This brochure provides information about the Credential, including the 10 standards that define what paraprofessionals need to know and be able to do.
July 31, 2008
The following guidelines provide direction and assistance to schools, specifically multidisciplinary evaluation teams, conducting comprehensive evaluations for students who are suspected to have specific learning disabilities (SLD). The 2008 Chapter 14 special education regulations of the State Board of Education are used throughout these guidelines as the critical source document of reference. The Pennsylvania regulations are based on, and in some references go beyond, the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2006 regulations. Consequently, the IDEA regulations are also referenced to provide additional context for these guidelines.