ERIC Number: ED249744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
California's New Eligibility Criteria: Legal and Program Implications.
In March, 1983, California adopted new eligibility criteria for handicapped students. The criteria for learning disabilities and speech impairments included complex statistical procedures designed to identify students with a deficit in educational performance of about 1.5 standard deviation units, as reflected in the scores of certain standardized tests. The paper examines development of the criteria, their relationship to federal regulations, and their tie to California's special education funding cap of 10% student enrollment. Technical aspects of the criteria are examined, including two case studies; and recent litigation regarding the new standards is discussed. Possible implications for special education programs elsewhere in the United States are noted. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).