In a guidance letter issued by the Office for Civil Rights
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 17, 2008 In Re: Report Cards and Transcripts for Students with Disabilities, 108 LRP 60114 (OCR 2008)
, the Office for Civil Rights states that:
references to special education services received by a student are acceptable on report cards intended for parent use in measuring student progress
, but not acceptable on transcripts as they may be disclosed to employers and post-secondary institutions.
This includes both formal and informal programs.
Ergo:Can teachers note that the curriculum is altered or a student is in a special education program on the general education report card? (The equivalent of an IEP report card is sent home detailing progress.)
Yes. But, not on formal transcripts sent to third parties.
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