ERIC Number: ED346674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Child Identification: Sample Procedures. A Technical Assistance Document.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.
This sample guide is intended to assist local Kentucky education agencies to establish policies and procedures to fulfill the legal requirements of Child Find, a federally mandated program to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities. Generally provided for each legal requirement are an example of the concept, suggestions for meeting the requirement, and at least one specific manner in which procedures might be organized in a hypothetical school district. The first section provides an overview and definitions of the Child Find system. Next, the functions of the Director of Special Education are delineated. The third section focuses on locating eligible children including awareness activities, public notice content, distribution, and inschool activities. The fourth section details identification procedures including intake, resident and non-resident status, and procedures specific to various age groupings. The following two sections briefly address screening and evaluation. The Child Tracking System is detailed in the seventh section including guidelines for using data, developing a computerized tracking system, establishing timelines, and preparing federal, state, local, quarterly, monthly, and annual reports. Finally, the section on program evaluation covers the evaluation process, program goals and outcomes, evaluation questions, data analysis, and reports. Appendices offer a sample public notice, a news release, an intake form, and data elements. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Compliance (Legal), Databases, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Handicap Identification, Outreach Programs, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Publicity, Recordkeeping, School Community Programs, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky