ERIC Number: ED312876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the Education of the Handicapped Act [Public Law 94-142]. Eleventh Annual Report to Congress.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
The report documents the nation's progress in providing a free appropriate public education for all children with handicaps under the provisions of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Public Law 94-142. Chapter I presents national statistics reported annually by the states (e.g., a 1.6% increase in number of handicapped children served during 1987-88). Chapter II discusses educational placements and notes continued stability at 6% in number of children served in segregated facilities. Chapter III focuses on the provision of services to children below school age, reporting that all states elected to continue their participation in this component. The circumstances under which students with handicaps exit from secondary school and the services anticipated to meet their needs are analyzed in Chapter IV. The fifth chapter presents data on personnel trained under Part D of the law and reviews state-reported data on personnel employed and needed and issues in measuring personnel supply, demand, and need. Chapter VI describes the mandated survey of special education expenditures and related services, noting that the average cost of educating a handicapped student was $6,335 in the 1985-86 school year. Chapter VII presents the results of federal monitoring activities and discusses technical assistance provided to states by the Regional Resource Centers. Finally, Chapter VIII examines Congressionally mandated and federal/state evaluation efforts supported under the Act. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Graduates, Incidence, Personnel Needs, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Standards, Student Placement, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act