ERIC Number: ED371509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Iowa Demographic Data for Students with Behavioral Disorders and Perceived Critical Issues in Meeting the Educational Needs of These Students. Revised.
Vance, Paul C.; Vance, Vernon L.
The Iowa Behavioral Initiative (IBI) is aimed at improving the capabilities of Iowa schools in meeting the diverse personal, social, and behavioral needs of students with behavioral disorders (BD). This report describes findings from three IBI data gathering activities: (1) historical and current (Spring 1993) statistical data on students with behavior disorders in Iowa; (2) the determination of the status of 138 students with BD returned to Iowa from out-of-state placements; and (3) a survey to determine critical issues in the field of behavioral disorders as perceived by representatives from 15 Area Education Agencies. The data indicate that the number of BD students in Iowa schools increased 43 percent from 1983 to 1993; dropout rates for BD students are 2.5 times those of the total student population; only 27 percent of the students who have BD exited by graduation; of the 138 students with BD who were returned to Iowa for the 1992-93 school year, 67 percent were enrolled in school during Spring 1993, but this dropped to 41 percent by the following Fall; critical issues in the BD field include programming for aggressive/assaultive behavior, concerns regarding subjectivity of eligibility criteria, need for enhanced interagency/parent collaboration, and suspension/expulsion concerns. Appendices contain copies of survey instruments and a list of out-of-state facilities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa