ERIC Number: ED218881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Special Education: A Rand Note.
Kakalik, J. S.; And Others
The document describes findings of a study of the cost of special education and related services for handicapped children, using information from a national survey taken in 1977-1978. Twenty chapters cover the following study components: objective of the study; summary of study findings; description of sample states and localities; data collection and analysis methods; personnel salaries and work years; age, handicapping condition, and type of educational placement of the handicapped student population; instructional costs of special education teachers; special education aide costs; instructional costs of regular education teachers and aides; costs for related services personnel; screening costs; assessment costs; admission and individualized education program development costs; staff inservice training costs; technical assistance costs; transportation costs; other costs of educating handicapped children; other costs of educating nonhandicapped children; total and added costs of special education; and total cost of special education by size of local education agency enrollment. Tables with statistical data are provided throughout the report. (SB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Demography, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Research Methodology, Teacher Salaries
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($25.00, 25% discount on orders of 25 copies or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related document, see EC 143 147.