ERIC Number: ED223039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Program Standards and Eligibility Criteria for Special Education.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
The document establishes the minimum standards for program approval, pupil eligibility, and appropriate programing within the least restrictive environment as mandated by the Arkansas Act 102 of 1973, as amended by Act 641 of 1975 (the Handicapped Children's Act) and P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). Part 1, on program standards, begins with definitions of special education terminology. Individual sections address requirements for the least restrictive environment, teacher/pupil ratio, selection of special education facilities, related services required to assist a handicapped child to benefit from special education, testing and test evaluation, evaluation committee responsibilities, use of the time-out seclusion room, and eligibility for special education. Part 2 focuses on eligibility. Briefly described are the six steps for determining eligibility and the resulting program -- referral, screening, evaluation, analysis, eligibility, and programing. Outlined are the definition, possible referral characteristics, screening areas, required evaluation data, evaluation data analysis procedures, and programing considerations for each of 10 handicapping conditions: hearing impairment, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic handicaps, other health impairments, serious emotional disturbances, severe/profound handicaps, specific learning disability, speech impairments, and visual handicaps. Part 3 consists of an appendix with footnotes, annotations of tests, a list of tests and publishers, and publisher addresses. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Definitions, Disabilities, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Handicap Identification, Intervention, Legislation, Mainstreaming, Records (Forms), Referral, Special Education, State Standards, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Ratio, Testing
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
Note: For related information, see EC 150 339.