ERIC Number: ED332488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Thirteenth Annual Report to Congress.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
The 13th annual report describes United States progress in providing a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities. Chapter 1 provides national statistics on numbers of children receiving special education and related services, numbers of children with disabilities receiving special education in various settings, the exiting status of special education students, and the numbers of school personnel available and needed. Chapter 2 focuses on early childhood activities, discussing the implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to improve early intervention services, Section 619, which contains incentives for States to serve more children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5, and some discretionary grant activities. Chapter 3 describes the findings of a national study of separate day and residential facilities that serve children and youth with disabilities. Chapter 4 describes the provision of financial assistance to State and local educational agencies through formula and discretionary grant programs, as well as federal efforts to review and monitor the development and implementation of State policies and procedures for educating children with disabilities. The text of the report includes an executive summary, 43 tables, and nine figures. An appendix offers an additional 43 tables displaying data for individual states on child counts, educational environments, personnel, students exiting, anticipated services, population and enrollment, finances, and expenditures. Other appendices contain a summary report of special education programs and related services in need of improvement, a summary of evaluations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and summaries and abstracts of projects funded under the State Agency/Federal Evaluation Studies Program. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Compliance (Legal), Day Programs, Disabilities, Dropouts, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Free Education, Grants, High School Graduates, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Residential Programs, School Personnel, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Student Rights, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; 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: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act