ERIC Number: ED199973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Handicapped Children. Volume IV: Retrospective Longitudinal Substudy Findings. Final Report.
Cox, J. Lamarr; Pyecha, John N.
The fourth in a series of seven volumes detailing findings from a national survey of individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped children discusses the background and purpose of a substudy focusing on change in IEPs and related factors from the 1977-78 school year to the 1978-79 school year. Two levels of the substudy are examined: change from the prior to the current year in the IEPs and the IEP process; and the extent to which special education services actually provided to handicapped students were similar to those services specified in the IEPs. Changes are noted in the formats and other basic requirements, the kinds of information IEPs contained and method of presentation, personnel involved, types of special education and related services, internal consistency and informativeness in IEPs, and in service settings. Findings from the second level of the substudy are reported, including the degree of parents' familiarity with their children's IEPs. Among major findings are that there were improvements over the year in specificity of information in IEPs, and a definite increase in the participation of related services personnel (in the public schools, but not in private schools). There was very close agreement between the actual special education programs and the programs specified in the IEPs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 472-478.