Part B (ages 6 through 21)

IDEA 2004
Part B

View information on a variety of topics and related issues regarding the implementation of NCLB, IDEA and other legislation from federal sources, including vetted documents from the U.S. Department of Education, and resource documents from  IDEA Partnership organizations.

Federal Sources Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) – Final

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
General IDEA Guidance from OSEP
OSEP’s Legislation and Policy Guidance

    OSEP Policy Correspondence

      Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA 2004 Website:
      Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
      This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.

      National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
      Addressing the Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Students in Special Education through Culturally Responsive Educational Systems
      Library: This section contains documents about  people (roles), practices, and policies.
      Exemplar-Proactive Culturally Responsive Discipline
      Collaborative Leadership Teams
      Collection and Use of Evidence
      Understanding Culture
      Culturally Responsive Literacy
      Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practice
      Culturally Responsive Response To Intervention
      Practitioner Briefs:
      Building Collaboration between schools and parents of english language learners: transcending barriers, creating opportunities
      A Cultural, Linguistic, and Ecological Framework for Response to Intervention with English Language Learners
      Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education: Measuring the Problem
      Racial Disproportionality in School Disciplinary Practices
      Preventing Disproportionate Representation: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Prereferral Interventions
      Becoming Culturally Responsive Educators: Rethinking Teacher Education Pedagogy
      Addressing Diversity in Schools: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
      Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
      Addressing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Overrepresentation in Special Education: Guidelines for Parents
      Legal Rights: The Overrepresentation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education

      Project FORUM at NASDSE
      English Language Learners (ELL) with Disabilities

      The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement at Vanderbilt University
      Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Now

      National Institute for Urban School Improvement
      Understanding English Language Learners’ Needs and the Language Acquisition Process: Two Teacher Educators’ Perspectives

      Consortium For Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
      Diversity – Web Section

      National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
      Preparing Personnel to Meet the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families – Topic section

      National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health

      Cultural and Linguistic Competence – Web Section


      IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations