ERIC Number: ED204436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Policy Report of the Study on Special Pupil Needs.
Gaughen, James M.; And Others
A study was conducted to consider alternative approaches and make specific recommendations for funding Programs on Pupils with Special Educational Needs (PSEN) in New York State. First, the study reviewed various methods for estimating district need including tests and socioeconomic indicators. Second, the effect of the Board of Regents 1979 mandate for remedial education for all pupils falling below statewide reference points on selected tests was considered. And third, the need for an accurate determination of cost for PSEN programs was examined. Approaches to funding Special Pupil Needs programs studied included: (1) uniform grants; (2) excess cost formulas based on program budgets; and (3) weighting formulas. Also considered were three additional adjustments to these basic forms of allocation: a concentration adjustment, rewarding districts for successful programs, and secondary school pupil weighting. Specific attention was paid to aid for children with limited English proficiency. (APM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Minimum Competency Testing, Remedial Programs, School District Spending, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Aid, State School District Relationship, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking; New York; Pupils With Special Educational Needs Program
Note: Paper prepared for the New York State Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education.