Article Review: 'Measuring Progress Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate, and Attorney' by Wright and Wright

558 Words Jan 16th, 2018 2 Pages
Wright, EsQ. And Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W.
I. Review and Summary
The work of Wright and Wright relates that individuals who have children with special needs are well aware of the requirement that they comprehend the laws relating to those special needs in education and the rights of their children. The parents of special needs children know that testing is the primary factor in determining the educational needs and benefits as well as the advancement or alternatively the lack of advancement of their child in the educational endeavor. Wright and Wright note that decisions concerning the child's education is such that must be formulated on the basis of ""¦objective information and facts" rather than reactions and beliefs that are subjective and emotionally based.
Wright and Wright review the case of Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter, 510 U. S. 7, 114 S. CT. 361, (1993) among others. In the case of Shannon Carter, which a landmark decision was issued by the Supreme Court. This cause involved the school system defaulting on their "obligation to provide a free appropriate education to Shannon Carter, a child with learning disabilities and an Attention Deficit Disorder." (Wright and Wright, 2012, p.1) This case involved the school, while developing an IEP for Shannon in the tenth grade, refusing to provide the student "with a more…

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