ERIC Number: ED360805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of National Information Needed for Program Improvement.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report describes a project which developed and implemented a process for the ongoing identification of national information needed for improving programs and services to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The process involved creating a polling panel of stakeholder groups, creating a list of national program information needs for use in surveying the 17 members of the polling panel, and conducting a two-round Delphi process to rank the relative importance of the information needs. The results of the process indicated that the polling panel members perceived the following areas to be the most critical areas of information need: personnel development, the role of special education in reform, accountability for outcomes, and interagency collaboration. Results indicate a high degree of need for information that can guide state and local decisionmakers responsible for implementing policies and practices that will improve the results of education for children and youth with disabilities. Appendixes contain a list of polling panel members and copies of materials sent to polling panel members. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Prepared by Project FORUM as Year 1 Deliverable #8.