FAQ: Alternative Pathway for Promotion and Graduation for Students with Disabilities
The Council, LaTEACH, and other advocates of students with disabilities successfully convinced the Legislature to change how performance, including performance on standardized tests, impacts decisions of grade promotion and graduation for students with disabilities. Legislators overwhelmingly supported passage of House Bill (HB) 1015 (Act 833), by Representative John Schroder and Senator Dan Claitor, to establish alternative pathways for grade promotion and
graduation for students with disabilities who have not passed standardized tests. This shift in policy is a monumental departure from Louisiana being among the states with the most stringent and restrictive policies for grade promotion and graduation to Louisiana joining many states in recognizing the role a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) should have in determining student outcomes.
With the implementation of Act 833 quickly approaching, the provision of information to parents and others is critical. Questions and concerns that have been raised are addressed in Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, the Council invites you to submit these on the Council website.