ERIC Number: ED199975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Individualize Education Programs (IEPs) for Handicapped Children: Follow-Up Study of the IEP Development Process. Final Report.
Cox, J. Lamarr; Pyecha, John N.
The last of a seven volume report on a national survey of individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped children, reviews findings from a followup study designed to identify those school district factors that contribute to the informativeness and internal consistency of IEPs. Five districts in five states selected for the followup represented small rural, medium sized suburban, small urban, and large urban areas. Onsite observations and interviews were conducted to assess 10 topics: IEP format, IEP related documents, staff training, IEP development procedure, IEP quality control process, available resources, within district variations, district philosophy regarding IEPs, effect of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), and other influencing factors. Three factors (IEP format, staff training, and supervision by the district level personnel) appeared to have a significant impact on the informativeness and internal consistency of IEPs. The attitude of the district director of special education and the ability to communicate this attitude also were significant. (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.