ERIC Number: ED247738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Public Comment: Preliminary Report of Special Education Mandates.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
The report, presented to the Planning and Policy Committee of the Illinois State Board of Education, summarizes public comment (public hearings, letters, briefings, and research reports) concerning a preliminary report of instructional mandates for handicapped children in Illinois. Eight major issues are considered in terms of preliminary report findings and recommendations, and public comment. A brief summary statement is given. The following issues are addressed: existence of a mandate for special education; population to be served (age and category eligibility, and suspension and expulsion); types of services provided (continuum of program options, least restrictive environment, related services, and summer school); responsibility for special education services (free education, joint agreements, and advisory boards and councils); the state's role in regulating services (class size, personnel, "child find," nondiscriminatory assessment, placement, and due process); need for further research; approaches to eliminating paperwork without losing accountability; and state actions to be taken to make needed change in mandates. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Note: For preliminary report, see ED 215 482; for related documents, see EC 170 093-094.