ERIC Number: ED384193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-25
State Compliance Monitoring Practices: An Update. Final Report.
Ahearn, Eileen M.
Current policies and procedures used by states to oversee implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are reviewed, based on a 1994 survey called Profiles of State Monitoring Systems, with data from 49 states and 9 of the 10 federal jurisdictions subject to the requirements of IDEA. Background information is provided on federal and state monitoring systems for IDEA. State-level data are provided on IDEA child counts and the number of agencies monitored, including state agencies, local education agencies (LEAs), intermediate education units, and private programs or service providers. Information is also presented on: state monitoring cycles, LEA self-monitoring, monitoring of program effectiveness and student outcomes, the composition of monitoring teams, and sanctions for noncompliance. Brief profiles of monitoring systems in Arizona, California, New Jersey, and Texas are presented. Changes in monitoring by the Office of Special Education Programs for the 1994-95 school year are summarized. Appendices provide the survey instrument and a chart of selected survey results. (Contains 6 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, National Surveys, Public Policy, School Districts, State Departments of Education, State Regulation, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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