SLD Identification: An Analysis of State Policies
           Edward K. Schultz, Midwestern State University
           Tammy L. Stephens, Texas Woman’s University
The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement 
Act (IDEA; 2004) has resulted in many changes in the field of special education; 
specifically in the eligibility criteria used to determine the presence of a 
specific learning disability. Results indicate variability among the states 
regarding eligibility with all states using response to intervention and the 
majority of states allowing the use of various discrepancy models. 

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Winter 2009: Volume 13, Issue 4  
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