ERIC Number: ED428491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Goals and Indicators. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report is a brief analysis of survey results from 43 states and 2 non-state jurisdictions regarding the status of their implementation of a new provision in the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that requires each state to establish performance goals and indicators for children with disabilities. The survey also asked states whether progress on performance goals will be reported as part of a regular accountability report or developed as a separate report. Survey results indicate that only 12 states have their performance goals completed: Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. All of these states except Pennsylvania have also completed work on their performance indicators. Thirty-two responded that they had made the decision about reporting results for students with disabilities. The majority (n=24) will include these data as part of their regular accountability reports, while only five plan to issue separate reports for special education. Three states will use both reporting strategies. A chart indicating the results of the survey on performance goals and indicators is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Minimum Competencies, National Surveys, Performance, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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 Amendments 1997