ERIC Number: ED181694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Criterion-Referenced Referral and Placement of Special Education Students in Fifteen School Districts Through Development and Application of an Administrative System.
Turnbough, Theodore A.
The report, over one third of which consists of various letters and forms, describes a project which developed and implemented a criterion referenced referral and placement system for handicapped children in 15 rural Georgia school districts. An administrator's guide describing the procedures for referral and placement of handicapped children as mandated by the Education for All Handicaped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) was developed and reviewed at staff development sessions with 124 school district administrators, whose schools also received technical assistance from the staff of the Chattahoochee-Flint Cooperative Educational Service Agency. A total of 2,504 handicapped children in 137 special education classes were involved in the project. An internal and external evaluation showed that the number of inappropriately placed students was reduced from 18% to 4.4% as a result of the project. The procedure developed was shown to insure proper referral and placement of handicapped students with adherence to due process and procedural safeguards as documented in individual students' records. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act