You asked: “Do students need to be out of the resource room by 9th grade in order to go to college?” I’m confused about this question.
A “resource room” is simply a classroom where kids with disabilities get specialized instruction to meet their unique needs, delivered (hopefully) by teachers who are trained in research based methods.
Why would receiving instruction in a resource room affect a student’s ability to go to college?
I learned more about this situation – and found the question framed a different way.
If a student is in special education and the LRE is in Resource Math, will this impact the student’s ability to attend college? I’ve heard a student needs to be “out of the Resource Room” and in the general education program by the time they reach the 9th grade if they want to go to college. Is this true?
No. I don’t think colleges care about where a student is educated. They want to know if the students has mastered the knowledge and skills necessary for college. I don’t think information about where the student is educated is on the transcripts sent to colleges.
I believe OCR ruled that schools cannot include information about whether a student has a disability on transcripts. Colleges are more likely to look at what he has learned. Some colleges have excellent programs for students who received special education services and market their programs to students with disabilities.
Other colleges have stopped using standardized tests like the SAT for college admission.
It’s a different world!