ERIC Number: ED415631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Accurate Placement Data on Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings. Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices. Issue Brief.
Roach, Virginia; Halvorsen, Ann; Zeph, Lucille; Giugno, Matthew; Caruso, Michael
CISP Issue Brief, v2 n3 Dec 1997
This policy brief examines issues associated with accurately collecting and reporting placement data for students with disabilities. It notes that existing federal reporting requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and traditional state data systems may actually impede the collection of accurate data regarding the educational programming provided students with disabilities included in general education classrooms. Four major reporting constraints are identified: (1) articulation of state and local management information systems and the use of the data form to extract data for other purposes, such as district funding; (2) the state and federal forms (and categories) used to collect student placement information; (3) the ability to capture both the placement and the intensity of services delivered to students with disabilities in the general education classroom; and (4) how data are reported and disseminated. Positive developments and continuing barriers to accurate reporting are examined, including state and local management information systems, issues of definition and data exclusion, concerns about reporting intensity and quality of services, and difficulties in reporting and disseminating results. An appendix defines basic terms. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Data Collection, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Inclusive Schools, Information Dissemination, Mainstreaming, Management Information Systems, State Programs, Student Placement
Mark McNutt, Child & Family Studies Program, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, One Allegheny Center Suite 510, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; phone: 412-359-1654; fax: 412-359-1601; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Univ. of the Health Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.; Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act