ERIC Number: ED363058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Fifteenth Annual Report to Congress.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
This fifteenth annual report is intended to provide Congress with a status report on the nation's progress in providing a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). First, an executive summary identifies report highlights. Among these highlights are: a 3.9 percent increase in the number of children and youth with disabilities; full implementation of Part H requirements (services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children) by 18 states; a movement towards greater independence for out-of-school youth with disabilities; and increased training for federal officials responsible for reviewing and approving state plans. Chapter 1 provides national statistics and child count data for school year 1991-92 on numbers of children receiving services in various categories and settings, exit status, and personnel employed and needed. Chapter 2 discusses early childhood programs for children with disabilities, with emphasis on Part H and Section 619 of IDEA as well as two discretionary programs to improve service delivery. The independence of out-of-school youth with disabilities is the subject of chapter 3, which reports data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study on outcomes for youth with disabilities 3 to 5 years after leaving school. Chapter 4 describes federal efforts to assist states and localities in implementing special education and related services, with particular attention to activities of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Additional detail is provided in appendices which include data tables, OSEP special education personnel training information, information about special studies contracts on evaluation of IDEA, summaries and abstracts of state agency/federal evaluation studies, information about additional special populations, and profiles of the program agenda. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Incidence, Independent Living, Infants, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Identifiers: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Note: For the 14th annual report, see ED 347 779.