ERIC Number: ED199235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Implementing the Individualized Education Program through Data Based Decision Making.
Dickson, Richard L.
The complex process of developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the placing of handicapped students is discussed. The IEP is developed by the school administrator, the child's teachers, and the child's parents. A model of an efficient system for implementing an IEP is described. The basis of the model is the collection and coding by trained data collectors of all written referral information, psychoeducational assessment reports, and IEP contents. The guiding body of the IEP implementation project is a steering committee comprised of a parent of a handicapped student, a special educator, a general educator, key administrative personnel, and the project director. A description is given of the way in which this steering committee, working from all available data, can successfully implement IEPs in a school system. (JD)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cooperative Planning, Databases, Decision Making, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education, Staff Development, Student Needs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (5th, San Diego, CA, December 10, 1981).