ERIC Number: ED371519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Eligibility Determination in Special Education: A Review of State Regulations Pertaining to Protection in Evaluation. Project FORUM. Final Report.
Gonzalez, Patricia A.; And Others
This report analyzes the content of State regulations for determining student eligibility for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Federal law and regulations set a basic standard for the design and delivery of special education, and each State has adopted its own laws and regulations to supplement the Federal requirements. The Federal regulations analyzed are those with implications for the initial entry into special education, sometimes referred to as the "protection in evaluation" requirements that are applicable to the process of determining the presence of a disability. Analysis of State plans and regulatory documents revealed few differences between State and Federal regulations with respect to protection in evaluation requirements. Differences in the wording of State and Federal regulations can be characterized as more prescriptive on the part of the State, by including the types of assessments to be conducted, the specific individuals considered qualified to administer assessments, and the composition of the team designated to make the eligibility decision. The naming of assessment instruments to be used is not common among States, but 34 States do have additional assessment regulations based upon the category of disability. Two appendices provide a data summary and a list of State source documents. (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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act