ERIC Number: ED420958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Behavioral Assessment State Policies and Procedures. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This brief report provides an analysis of survey data collected from 45 states and territories about policies, procedures, and guidelines related to Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), plans to develop or revise policy in this area, and technical assistance needs related to FBA, especially for students who exhibit behavior that interferes with the educational process. Background information notes requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 amendments (IDEA 97) to conduct an FBA within ten days of taking a disciplinary action. Among findings of the survey were: 19 states and jurisdictions currently have written policies, procedures and guidelines related to FBA; 35 states and territories reported plans to develop or revise written policies, procedures, and guidelines related to FBA; the most commonly identified topic areas in policy development were procedures for conducting an FBA and FBA related to a disciplinary action. The type of assistance most frequently cited as useful were examples of FBA policies, procedures, and guidelines from other states and model policies. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act