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.