Each spring since 2001, a survey has been sent to teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing requesting information about the students they work with. The information requested on this survey comes from questions often asked of DPI regarding students in the state that are not part of our current data collection system. The survey summary identifies the questions asked and responses received from teachers.
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This index lists the most current bulletins first. Some bulletins have been retired because of inaccurate and/or outdated information. As a result, there are gaps in the numbering of the bulletins.
*These bulletins contain information still useful. However, please use caution regarding the legal information as it may have changed with the passage of IDEA 04. When final federal regulations are completed, the special education team will be revising these bulletins to bring them into compliance with statutory changes.
Last Posting Date: 4/25/07
An Advisory Council to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [20 U.S.C. Chapter 33], Sec. 300.652, 300.508(a)(5) and Wisconsin Statutes, Section 15.377(4)
The mission of the Council on Special Education is to promote the education of children with disabilities by providing broad based input to the Department of Public Instruction.
The responsible LEA must:
In 1992 the US Department of Education published guidance regarding the provision of appropriate educational services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This has been shared in the Federal Register and in DPI bulletin 92.13. The guidance in this document influenced federal language in IDEA 1997 and IDEA2004 related to special factors and the considerations for communication needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This section asks the district to examine the method, practices, curriculum and materials used in counseling to determine whether all students are being included in the learning process. The district should evaluate whether there are forms of bias or stereotyping present in ability grouping and tracking and counseling strategies.