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ERIC Number: ED199025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
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A Review of a B.I.A. Agency Special Education Program: Summary and Reference.
Twitchell, Wirt B.; Foster, Carl
Special Education programs at nine Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools were investigated to establish and identify priorities for improvement and to determine the effectiveness of each program. The monitoring procedure involved random sampling of files of identified exceptional students and an in-depth examination of the documentation pertaining to each student's referral, placement, and Individualized Education Program. Particular attention was paid to each student's educational environment as a means of determining and justifying the appropriateness of the child's experiences in the classroom and the teacher's methodological approach to service delivery and quantification of results. The investigation took approximately two months and necessitated first-hand involvement of the investigators. Although Special Education programs and service delivery at the BIA schools were generally in compliance with the intent of Public Law 94-142, the degree of acquiescence to federal mandate varied; no school was in complete compliance. Schools should try to attain at least the minimum level of compliance, auditors and program inspectors should be allowed access to the reports, the programs should be evaluated annually, and in-service training programs for staff and administration should be instituted. Individual reports for the nine agency schools are included. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A