ERIC Number: ED420143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 1997 National Monitoring Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah, September 2-4, 1997).
Ahearn, Eileen M.
This document summarizes the proceedings of a 1997 conference on current state monitoring practices and the impact of changes from implementation of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The conference was planned by the Federal/Regional Resource Center/OSEP/NASDEE workgroup on monitoring. The document has two major sections. The first section provides a brief background on monitoring requirements and a synopsis of information presented in conference sessions. In the second section, data from a survey of the demographics and monitoring practices used by states in overseeing the implementation of special education in local districts is summarized. Comparison with results of a 1994 survey found the following: very little change by states in their monitoring cycles; an increase in the number of states using focused monitoring, self-monitoring, and coordination with other state agencies; and reports by 35 states that they are in the process of revising their monitoring system. Six appendices include a Department of Education memorandum; materials from Kansas, California, and New York; the monitors' organization survey report; and the meeting agenda. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, National Surveys, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
Project FORUM, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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