ERIC Number: ED226446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a State Policy Guide to Special Education Finance; A Final Report.
Moore, Mary T.; And Others
This technical report describes the development of "Finetuning Special Education Finance: A Guide for State Policymakers." The report's introductory section notes the need for information on special education finance. Section 2 describes how these needs were identified--through a national survey of 118 persons knowledgeable about state special and regular education, a meeting of national organizations active in special education, and 39 telephone interviews in 10 states with state and local agency officials, legislators, and others concerned with special education. Section 3 reports on information collection and synthesis regarding the issues identified. The authors first drafted the guide's outline, next gathered information from state databases and policy reports, literature surveys, and researchers, and then matched the information with the outline in five areas: eligibility, range of services, costs, and funding sources and formulas. In section 4 the authors assess the information base for each of the five areas and for three types of information sources (descriptive data, analytic research, and state documents). The concluding section offers suggestions for improving information on special education finance. Four appendices provide the telephone interview form, a list of experts interviewed, the draft guide outline, and a checklist of desired state information. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For a related document, see EA 015 373.