Q&A on Endrew F. Supreme Court Case Released by U.S. Department of Education

December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7th, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U. S. Department of Education released a question and answer document addressing the Supreme Court's March 22, 2017 unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, 137 S.Ct. 988.


This Q & A document contains additional guidance in the following areas: 

- The meaning and application "de minimus" and its relationship to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

- The meanings of “reasonably calculated” and "progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances”

- Actions for IEP teams for determining appropriately ambitious goals; implementing the Endrew F. standard for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities; actions to take for a child who is not progressing as expected; the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports; and placement decisions


The full document is available for download here.


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