ERIC Number: ED192492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Individualized Education Programs (IEPS) for Handicapped Children: Overview of Survey Design.
Pyecha, John N.; Morra, Linda
The paper explains the design of a national survey which was intended to identify factors associated with variations in the properties and contents of individualized education programs (IEPs); provide descriptive information about the target population; the nature and setting in which special education services are provided to this population; assess changes in significant properties of IEPs from one year to the next; and provide insights into the extent to which the services actually provided to handicapped students coincide with those specified in their IEPs as mandated by P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). Section One provides an introduction with information on background of the survey; survey objectives; design related activities (literature review, exploratory site visits, and development of instrumentation); and procedures for analyzing IEPs and enrollment data in Curriculum Information Center files. A second section outlines the 10 basic evaluation questions to be addressed in the survey, objectives of the State Facility Substudy, components of the Retrospective Longitudinal Study, and confidentiality procedures. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7, 1980).