ERIC Number: ED416618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Changes Related to the Individualized Education Program (IEP): Current Law and 1997 IDEA Amendments, Including Congressional Committee Comments. Final Report.
Schrag, Judy; Ahearn, Eileen M.
This report summarizes provisions and highlights changes for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997. Also included are references from the two Congressional Committee Reports--those of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. An introductory section identifies changes in the overall context, including recognition that disability is a natural part of the human experience and there is a need to apply what has been learned in the last 20 years of research and experience. The report is divided into two major sections. Section 1 provides a comparison between IDEA as amended in 1990 and 1991 with the IDEA amendments of 1997 and the Committee Reports. The information is presented in tabular form with three columns showing, first, the IEP requirements prior to the 1997 amendments; second, the relevant section/s of the 1997 IDEA amendments; and, third, related information from reports of the Senate on Labor and Human Resources and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Section 2 compares IEP provisions within the new amendments with the current federal regulations related to the IEP and critical questions about the law's requirements. (DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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 Amendments 1997