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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  6146.4  Instruction

Differential Graduation And Competency Standards For Students With Disabilities   

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The Governing Board recognizes that students with disabilities are entitled to a course of study that provides them with a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and that modifications to the district's regular course may be needed on an individualized basis to provide FAPE. In accordance with law, each student's Individualized Education Program Team (IEP) or 504 Team shall determine the appropriate goals, as well as the appropriate individual accommodations necessary for measuring the academic achievement and functional performance of the student on state and districtwide assessments.

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))

(cf. 6159.1 Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)

No student shall be classified as eligible for differential standards of proficiency for the purpose of circumventing the legal requirement to maintain academic eligibility for extracurricular or cocurricular activities. (Education Code 35160.5)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

Certificate of Educational Achievement or Completion

Instead of a high school diploma, a student with disabilities may be awarded a certificate of graduation or educational achievement or completion if the student has met one of the following requirements: (Education Code 56390)

1. Satisfactorily completed a prescribed alternative course of study approved by the Governing Board of the district in which the student attended school or the district with jurisdiction over the student as identified in his/her IEP.

2. Satisfactorily met his/her goals and objectives during high school as determined by the IEP team.

3. Satisfactorily attended high school, participated in the instruction as prescribed in his/her IEP, and met the objectives of the statement of transition services.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

In accordance with Education Code 56391, a student with disabilities who meets the criteria specified above shall be eligible to participate in any graduation ceremony and any school

activity related to graduation in which a student of similar age without disabilities would be eligible to participate.

(cf. 5127 - Graduation Ceremonies and Activities)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

56341 Individualized education program team

56345 Elements of the IEP

56390-56392 Certificate of completion, special education

60850-60859 High school exit examination

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3070 Graduation

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

300.1-300.818 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, especially:

300.320 Definition of IEP

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html?src=mr

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 19, 1992 Placerville, California

revised: August 24, 2010