ERIC Number: ED431257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Services in Washington State. Sixth Annual Report.
Bergeson, Terry; Coolican, J. J.; Gill, Douglas H.; Grummick, Sandy
This document provides information and data related to the provision of special education in Washington State. Baseline information is presented along with an update of the most current and complete annual data. Information includes: (1) the purpose, membership, goals, and activities of the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC); (2) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) special education goals and activities; (3) the history of special education in Washington; (4) special education services and related services; (5) disability categories of children provided with special education services; (6) number of students served; (7) service delivery options; (8) special education personnel; (9) educational service districts; (10) special education funding; (11) reform efforts and special education within Washington State; (12) Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) in special education; (13) state needs projects; and (14) additional projects and activities. Information indicates that the percentage of students receiving special education and related services during the 1996-97 school year was 11.13 percent which increased to 11.26 percent during the 1997-98 school year. The change in total enrollment increased by 1.36 percent for a total of 981,003 students in Washington State. The largest disability category continues to be learning disabilities for children with disabilities ages 3-21. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Financial Support, Incidence, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Programs, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington