ERIC Number: ED303975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
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An Analysis of State Special Education Nondiscriminatory Evaluation Policy and Procedures.
Swartz, Stanley L.; Mosley, William J.
The survey of all 50 state departments of education (and the District of Columbia examined nondiscriminatory evaluation policy. The examination of state policy documents included both an analysis of regulatory language and implementation procedures. State adherence to Public Law 94-142 Protection in Evaluation Procedures (PEP) and the development of additional state procedures to ensure non-bias in the identification process were also reviewed. Results are presented in tabular form by state for such areas as: statement of nondiscriminatory evaluation intent, preplacement evaluation, evaluation procedures, administration of evaluation instruments in child's native language or communication mode, validity of measure for purpose used, administration by trained personnel, care that test measures ability rather than impaired skills, use of multiple criteria for program eligibility, evaluation by multidisciplinary team, and assessment in all areas related to suspected disability. It is concluded that states are not adequately implementing the provisions of PEP. For example, only 11 states have developed guidelines designed to implement the nondiscriminatory requirement. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Culturally Diverse Exceptional Children (Denver, CO, October 28-29, 1988).