ERIC Number: ED175201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
IEP's: The State of the Art - 1978.
Schenck, Susan J.; Levy, William K.
Three hundred individualized education programs (IEPs) and corresponding psychoeducational assessments were collected from the files of children who had been identified as educable mentally retarded (EMR), emotionally disturbed (ED), learning disabled (LD) and other. Frequency distributions were performed on the data obtained from the IEPs and psychoeducational assessments to determine the extent to which required IEP components were actually contained in the programs. Among results were that 64% of the cases examined did not report current level(s) of performance; 20% did not reveal goals and/or objectives; 18% had no statement specific to related educational services; and 68% did not include information on the amount of time to be spent in regular education. Other results included that the referring teacher was involved in IEP development only 15% of the time; and parents and school psychologists were involved in only 26% of the cases. Findings emphasized the need for inservice training regarding necessary IEP components and translating diagnostic information into an appropriate educational program. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.