Notice:
Nov. 25, 2014:  

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Jefferson Community College offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Comparison of HS vs. College Laws

COMPARISON OF SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY LAWS AND SETTINGS
ISSUE SECONDARY POSTSECONDARY
 
LEGISLATION Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Amendment Act of 2008 – ADAAA)
   
BASIS FOR PARTICIPATION Entitlement Eligibility:
“otherwise qualified” for postsecondary academic work
   
EDUCATIONAL FOCUS REGARDING DISABILITY Remediation Accommodations
   
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE? School District and Parents Student and College
   
GOAL High School diploma
CollegeWork
College degree Employment
   
CLASS STRUCTURE 5x per week45-50 minute classes
Graded testsHomework
1-3x per week or 1-2x per week1-6 hours per class2-4 tests/examsProjectsResearch papers
   
SKILLS TextbooksBlackboard notes
Homework completion
IndependenceTime Management Study Skills
Keyboarding
Self-advocacy
Academic Proficiency in Math, Reading and Writing
   
ACCOMMODATIONS Extended time for tests
Readers Resource Room
Determined on a case by case and course by course basis.
May include: adaptive equipment, modified test administration, note takers, tape recorders, recorded textbooks
   
ASSISTANCE Classroom Teachers Resource Room Teacher/Parents Instructor Disability Office
Staff Tutors
Academic Skills Center Staff