ERIC Number: ED112616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Study of Excess Costs of Educating Handicapped Pupils.
Metz, A. Stafford; And Others
Reported are findings from a survey of eight state education agencies on the excess cost of educating handicapped children. Among findings presented are that no state surveyed has all the data required for a detailed analyses of excess costs; few states maintained a detailed accounting system for special education programs; few provided cost information on institutionalized children under the care of other state agencies; and prevalence estimates of various handicapping conditions varied widely. Major types of problems with survey data are summarized for each state. Provided are tables depicting the costs of special education (including salaries of teachers, administrators, specialists and paraprofessionals) compared to the costs of regular education for each state. Emphasized is the need for a uniform data system for analysis of excess costs of educating handicapped children. Appended is a sample questionnaire submitted to the surveyed states. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.