ERIC Number: ED209861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Special Education: Description of Data Files.
Kakalik, J. S.; And Others
The document contains the data files created by a Rand Corporation study on the cost of special education based on information from a 1977-78 national survey of 50 local education agencies in 14 states. The project objective is to improve decisionmaking on special education programing and finance by providing information on the services provided and the costs of alternative types of educational placements for children of different ages and with various types of handicap. The study includes data needed to calculate both (1) the relative cost of special education in relation to general education and (2) the absolute cost of special education measured in terms of the actual resources devoted to a handicapped child. Included are: documentation of teacher interview data, documentation of the related services data file, and documentation of the district data file. Appended are codesheets for each of these categories. Analyses of the data will be provided in subsequent Rand reports. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.