ERIC Number: ED399734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-9
Reference Count: N/A
The IEP: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions. Final Report.
Schrag, Judy A.
This document, prepared as background information for a conference arranged by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, reviews studies on the use of the individualized education program (IEP) in the education of students with disabilities. The report begins by explaining the legislative origins of the IEP. The report then reviews studies of IEP planning and implementation, divided into four research phases: the normative research phase (a period of prescribing IEP norms and standards); the analytic research phase, which focused on teacher and parental involvement and perceptions of the IEP; the technology-reaction phase, which identified effective computer-assisted systems to manage the IEP process; and the IEP refinement and options for change phase, which looks at ways to enhance the IEP within the context of education reform and overall program changes. The report also lists considerations for future directions of the IEP. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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.