ERIC Number: ED244497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Planning Process and Projection Manual. Final Report, Phases III, IV, V. [and] Special Education Planning Model User Guide.
Management Analysis Center, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
The report describes activities and results of the second year of the Special Education Planning Model (SEPM), designed to help planners and policymakers estimate special education program needs and costs. SEPM uses a computer simulation based on users' assumptions and priorities in such areas as incidence rates, handicapping conditions to be served, services to be offered, program standards for the services, and costs of resources. The model was tested in 26 states. A users' guide outlines input steps and the data preparation procedures for six planning steps on the following topics: total student population, special education population, instructional programs, student placement patterns, and specific and nonspecific related services. Guidelines are further offered for understanding the reports and using the projections to make policy and planning decisions. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Management Analysis Center, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.