ERIC Number: ED192440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the IEP: Parent and School Perspectives.
Say, Elaine; And Others
Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, stipulates that an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) be prepared for each handicapped child going to public school. Each IEP must include a statement of the child's current performance, a statement of annual goals and instructional objectives, a statement of services to be provided to the child, the dates when services are to be initiated and their expected duration, and appropriate evaluation criteria and procedures. A study of the IEP process in a large urban school system in Texas found that a significant amount of legally required information was missing from the IEPs; that speech handicapped students' IEPs were more accurately written than those of either mentally retarded or learning disabled students; that the majority of IEPs were not appropriately reviewed and updated; that parent involvement was moderate and related to the accuracy of the IEPs; and that parents who had been informed about the nature of their child's IEP thought it a good plan. The study sampled 1317 IEP documents for students with eight handicapping conditions and surveyed 236 parents. This report discusses the methodology used in the study and the reliability of that methodology. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).