ERIC Number: ED319169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
States' Progress Related to Fourteen Components of PL 99-457, Part H.
Harbin, Gloria; And Others
This study was conducted to measure the progress that states have made with regard to the 14 components in Part H of Public Law 99-457, after about 1 year of funding. Forty-seven State Part H Coordinators completed and returned the State Progress Scale between January and April of 1989. For each of the 14 components, progress was assessed in three areas: policy development, policy approval, and policy implementation. Results of the study indicate: (1) every state has made some progress in several of the 14 components; (2) states have made more progress in policy development than in policy approval or implementation; (3) the area of policy development in which the most progress was reported was "definition of developmentally delayed"; and (4) the areas of least progress related to financial issues and interagency coordination. Results show that many states will have trouble in meeting the 1990 timeline required by the legislation. A number of options are presented as possible federal solutions to encourage states to implement the law and help states avoid the problem of non-compliance. A 12-item bibliography concludes the paper. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986