ERIC Number: ED199974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Handicapped Children. Volume V: State/Special Facility Substudy Findings. Final Report
Pyecha, John N.; And Others
The fifth of seven volumes from a national survey of individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped children reviews findings from a study of IEPs from state/special facilities across the country. Findings are reported for 10 research questions, including student and facility characteristics, basic properties and content areas of IEPs, personnel involved in developing and approving IEPs, and special education and related services specified in the IEPs. Among major findings were that many state/special facility IEPs lacked informativeness and internal consistency; state/special facility IEPs had an average length of eight pages; only about one third of them contained all of the 11 information items required by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; parents, guardians, or surrogates participated in developing 50% of the state/special facility IEPs and signed 48% of them; and that students with severe levels of handicapping conditions may have participated more often in the development of their IEPs than students with mild levels. (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.