ERIC Number: ED176453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Monitoring Individual Education Plans for Handicapped Children.
Armstrong, Mary Lee
The practicum was designed to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate a management system for developing and monitoring individual education plans (IEPs) for handicapped children as mandated by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The products included an expectancy formula for educable mentally retarded (EMR) and learning disabled (LD) children, a teacher training component, and forms and procedures for implementing the evaluation process. IEPs were developed and monitored for more than 200 EMR and LD children in the rural school system in south Georgia. An analysis of the results of the IEPs on student achievement was reported. For handicapped children who had not received an individualized program prior to the utilization of the individual education plan, the data indicated statistically significant gains in reading and mathematics. Noted among other findings are that the direct costs of the management system program was minimal, that the most crucial factor in the effort was allocation of time, and that there were a few teachers who were amazed that someone would inquire as to the process in implementing the individual education plan. (Appendixes include an IEP monitoring guide, a sample IEP, student evaluation data, and an evaluation process scale.) (Author/SBH)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Research, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Individualized Programs, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act