Bradley County Schools
800 South Lee Highway
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone 423 476-0620
Fax 423 476-0485
Evaluation:A procedure used to determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the special education and related serves that the child needs.
FAPE: Free (at no cost to parents), Appropriate (suited to the individual needs of the child), Public (provided by, or paid for by, the public school system) Education.
IEP: -An Individualized Education Program is a written statement of the needs, interests, and abilities of an eligible student with a disability, developed in a team meeting to provide the goals and objectives of the students individualized education program.
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment implies that to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are to be educated with their non-disabled peers. Removal form the regular education environment occurs only when t he nature of severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
RTI: (Response to Intervention):
RTI: RTI is a set of systematic and data-based instructional processes for identifying, defining, and resolving students' academic and/or behavioral problems. RTI is a multi-tiered approach that provides services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity. The RTI approach must use a systematic process with a continuum of intervention options to determine if the child responds to scientific, research-based interventions.
Special Education: The term special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of the child with a disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Adequate Yearly Progress
Behavior Intervention Plan
Council for Exceptional Children
End-of-course high school tests
Code of Federal Regulations
Early Intervening Services
Education Department General Administrative Regulations
English as a Second Language
Extended School Year
Free Appropriate Public Education
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Individual Education Program
Individualized Family Service Plan
Local Education Agency (School District)
Least Restrictive Environment
National Assessment of Education Progress
No Child Left Behind Act
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Office for Civil Rights
Other Health Impairment
Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Present Levels of Performance
Response to Intervention
State Education Agency
Specific Learning Disability
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program
Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists