ERIC Number: ED427450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Survey of Parents on the Implementation of Individualized Education Plans. Executive Summary.
Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.
This paper presents results of a survey of Massachusetts parents of children with disabilities concerning implementation of the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Survey respondents (N=400) addressed the following issues: quality of educational and related services; access to the general curriculum in the least restrictive environment; preparation of older students for transition; parent involvement; administrative barriers to the provision of appropriate services; and provision of services to eligible children at age 3. Major concerns identified by respondents included the following: non-compliance with IEPs, team meeting decision-making, least restrictive environment and inclusion, access to the general education curriculum, services to families who speak languages other than English in the home, continuity of educational services to children in state custody, and secondary level transition plans and services. The paper summarizes answers to questions and lists sample responses. A detailed breakdown of responses to each question is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Parent Attitudes, Student Placement, Surveys, Transitional Programs
Web site: http://www.fcsn.org/monitor.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts