ERIC Number: ED218842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Three Evaluative Research Studies on Compliance with P.L. 94-142 within the Context of Present Economic Realities.
Brightman, Mikel F.; Archer, Edith L.
Three studies were conducted in a large urban school district to determine how well the requirements of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) are being met. Questions regarding the referral process addressed the procedures of the referral committee. The appraisal process was evaluated in terms of characteristics of children referred, the frequency and types of evaluation, and elapsed time between various stages in the referral/evaluation process. Finally, the individualized education program (IEP) was looked at to determine whether the components of the IEP were completed as required. Among findings were that the time between date of parental contact and the date of the referral committee meeting when the written recommendation was made averaged 47 days; there was lack of consistently recorded data on the appraisal process; and a significant amount of legally required information was missing from the IEPs. Tables with statistical data are included, and sample forms are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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 (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).