ERIC Number: ED337988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Status of States' Progress in Implementing Part H of IDEA: Report #3.
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others
This report focuses on progress in the implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through a comparison of states' status on three yearly administrations of the State Progress Scale. The scale was designed to monitor implementation of the required 14 components in the stages of policy development, policy approval, and policy application. In policy development, the states were farthest along in developing: a definition of developmental delay; timelines; multidisciplinary evaluations; procedures for designing Individual Family Service Plans; and the central directory. Those components of the law that showed the least progress in policy development were: assignment of financial responsibility, timely reimbursement, interagency agreements, administration and monitoring, and comprehensive personnel development. The processes of policy approval and policy application were at a lesser stage of completion. The states made significant progress on all of the required components from 1990 to 1991. The area that showed the least progress between 1990 and 1991 was the assignment of financial responsibility. Case study results from six diverse states indicated states are having difficulty coordinating various funding sources. It is concluded that the states have demonstrated a "good faith effort" and should be provided with additional time and financial incentives as necessary. The scale is appended. Includes 15 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H