ERIC Number: ED236850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Congruence between Reason for Referral and Placement Outcome.
Foster, Glen G.; And Others
The relationship between referral and special education outcome was investigated in the State of Florida, where students are referred by category (i.e., referred for learning disability services, mental retardation services, etc.). Of specific interest was the congruence between categories for which students were referred and eventual placements. Results indicated that 72% of the 201 students (grades K-10) referred were placed in some form of special education, and that most were placed in the special education category for which they were referred. Variations in the congruence between referral and outcome as a function of the person submitting the referrals were relatively minor, except for parents, for whom 79% of the referred students were not placed in special education. The results are seen to be another indication of the primary importance of the referral decision and the extent to which placement teams operate confirmation conferences. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.