ERIC Number: ED377645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
A Report on the Personnel Supply and Demand Data Collected by States: Networking System for Training Education Personnel.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report offers a perspective on state supply and demand data collection efforts concerning special education personnel. The report includes: (1) an overview of federal data requirements; (2) national data on special education and related services personnel as reported in the U.S. Department of Education's "Fifteenth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act"; (3) a review of selected literature on the collection of state personnel supply and demand data; (4) a description of a recent effort to collect state projection methodology from several states; and (5) a concluding section that notes possible next steps regarding special education personnel supply and demand. The report concludes that many states are struggling with federal data requirements and are reevaluating their data collection and projection procedures. The report also notes that Westat, Incorporated, will calculate a 5-year demand projection figure for total teachers and for related services by type, which states can use for the 1993-94 data submission. An appendix contains individual descriptions of supply/demand projection methodology used in Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.