ERIC Number: ED419340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Students with Disabilities in Out of State Placements: A Sample of States.
Blythe, Teresa, Comp.
This report includes information derived from a survey of 24 states on out of state placement of students with disabilities. Survey questions address: (1) whether local education agencies (LEAs) are notified by agencies outside of education when an out of state placement for purposes other than education is immanent; (2) whether LEAs are given information about where the child is going to be placed; (3) which local agency is responsible for monitoring the appropriateness of the special education programs for these children; (4) whether the state uses the services of the Inter-state Compact to monitor the adequacy of special education services; and (5) whether the state is satisfied with the current monitoring system. Results from the survey indicate LEAs in six states are not notified when an out of state placement by agencies outside of education for purposes other than education is immanent, and that six states are not satisfied with the current monitoring system. State recommendations include requiring LEA verification in advance of placements, on-site reviews on a cyclical basis, and more ownership by the LEAs regarding the education of these students. Question responses are summarized in the first seven pages, followed by appendices containing photocopied material on policies and procedures in Kansas, Maryland, Washington, West Virginia, and Mississippi, respectively. Because the material in the appendices has been copied selectively from many different sources, the pagination appears on the surface to be erratic. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-South Regional Resource Center, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Maryland; Mississippi; Washington; West Virginia