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There are 17 entries in this glossary.
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504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. A 504 plan is an individual education plan for a special-needs student.
Academic Behaviors
behaviors such as work completion, preparation, use of study time, rushing through work, and organization of materials.
Intervention
a measurable action taken to change the behavior of a student.
Learning Behaviors
behaviors such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, articulating, and math calculation.
PRIM Manual
Pre-Referral Intervention Manual, this book is the resource for interventions around the three behaviors.
Social Behaviors
behaviors such as interpersonal relationship issues, following rules and expectations, inappropriate behavior, and inappropriate group behavior.
Student Success Team
this is a reviewing body that collaboratively reviews and advises teachers, students, and parents. The body consists of administration, guidance, school psychologist, school social worker, teacher representatives, and the police liaison officer. The team reviews all interventions and evaluates the need for services and resources.
Tier 1 Interventions
interventions/programs that are developed and implemented for all children 100%.
Tier 2 Interventions
interventions/programs that are developed and implemented for some children 10-15%.
Tier 3 Interventions
interventions/programs that are developed and implemented for few children 5-8%.
Title IA
The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I, Part A Program is to support local school districts improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards.
Title IIA
The purpose of this funding is to increase student achievement through comprehensive district initiatives that focus on the preparation, training, recruitment, and retention of highly qualified educators.
Title IID
The principal goal of the Educational Technology State Grants Program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools.
Title III
Title III is the portion of No Child Left Behind that serves English as a Second Language Students.
Title IV A
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act supports programs to prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco by young people; and foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports academic achievement. 
Title IX
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 bans sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funds, whether it is in academics or athletics.
Title X
The McKinney-Vento Act. Because homeless children face many obstacles to an appropriate education, such as lack of transportation and resources, frequent school changes, loss of school records, and emotional stress, special programs are necessary.

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