ERIC Number: ED170983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Five-Year Longitudinal Study of IEP Implementation.
Turner, Ruth M.; Macy, Daniel J.
The paper describes a 5-year longitudinal study of a Texas school district's implementation of an individualized mainstream special education program. "Plan A" program activities and outcomes are reported for five phases (sample subtopics in parentheses): initiation in one high school, one junior high school and eight elementary schools (description of pilot model and analysis of survey responses and site visits which indicated major implementation difficulties); revision of Pilot Plan A (establishment of an advisory council and materials center); expansion of the pilot program (development of a recordkeeping system for individualized education programs - IEPs - , evaluation findings that 60% of the plans were complete, and a list of sample objectives for 30 categories); continuation of the pilot program (a teacher workshop for 200 teachers on IEPs and evaluation of student progress which showed that Plan A students made larger gains than expected); and the final phase of district-wide program expansion (the addition of new staff and four format options for IEPs). The report concludes with guidelines for IEP implementation in large urban settings, with 15 common problems pointed out. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A paper presented at the CEC National Topical Conference on Individualized Education Program Planning (Albuquerque, New Mexico, February, 1978)