Baltimore has a 1-year policy for students with disabilities who have IEPs. Long overdue, IEPs can be structured so that students with disabilities can achieve educational goals with much more rigor. Most students can achieve a 1 year's growth with the exception of students with several cognitive disabilties. This model should be taken to heart by other districts seeking more challenging services. Excellent read for our Title I students with students with disabilities in their groups. They can and they do!.
A Promising Academic Model for Students With Disabilities. Candance Cortiella and Kalman R.Hettleman. 11.13.13. Education Week.