ERIC Number: ED418540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-5
Reference Count: N/A
Early Identification of Children at Risk for Special Education Placement. Final Report. Student Initiated Research.
Cluett, Sandra E.; Mulvihill, Beverly A.
This final report describes major activities and outcomes of a one-year project in Birmingham, Alabama, which attempted to utilize quantitative record linkage methodology and a qualitative family interview to increase the available information regarding risk factors associated with special education placement for young children. The project involved identification of the special education population and random selection of first grade general education students; a computerized retrospective data linkage, linkage of Alabama birth certificate data and Child Count data; qualitative interviews with 42 parents of children in general education and 92 parents of children in special education; development of risk profiles for special education placement; and dissemination of information to local and state early intervention and special education officials. Appendices include the data sharing agreement, the training protocol for training interviewers, the family interview protocol, and results of case control analysis. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Birmingham. Civitan International Research Center.
Identifiers: Alabama (Birmingham); Birmingham Public Schools AL