This website has been designed to provide school psychologists (and those with an interest in school psychology) with testing tools, links to special educational resources, and a reference library including key publications and letters from the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the Office of Special Education Programs, and the Family Policy Compliance Office.
To understand the implications of special education law on school psychological practice, it is necessary to have a firm grasp of the basic principles that are promulgated through the federal regulations, interpreted by their respective federal agencies, and as enforced by the courts. This website includes for easy reference the relevant federal regulations, some illustrative letters and guidelines we deemed especially worthy for republication, and a few landmark court decisions. (For links to other websites with an expanded reference spedlaw library, see both the Spedlaw tab and the Sped Links tab above.)
Additionally, this website provides a variety of documents and templates created by one or more of the editors on tests and measurements that we hope will be of interest both to the new and the experienced school psychologist. We continuously monitor the many links on our website. Dead links are either deleted or updated. However, if a link is broken, before we remove it, it will usually appear in the text with a strike through as a broken link. Clicking on it will either lead to a 404 or timeout error (save yourself some time.)
Also, if you have templates or other materials you would like to contribute, please send them to one of us for review. See the Who We Are page for our email addresses.
Most of our links to media on our website are either to Microsoft Word or to Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Readers of this website can access a free Microsoft Word Viewer (2003)for reading, printing, or copying Word documents at: Free Word Download
Some of our pages are divided into sections. If so, a Table of Contents will appear at the top of the page. Clicking on a line within the TOC will take you directly to that section.
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There are additionally a few PowerPoints. Microsoft also makes available a free PowerPoint Viewer which can be downloaded at: Free PowerPoint Viewer Download