ERIC Number: ED436880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Due Process Hearings: 1999 Update. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report summarizes the number of due process special education hearings requested and held in all states and the District of Columbia from 1996 through 1998 and compares those data to similar statistics collected for the years 1991 through 1995. The paper explains relevant laws and regulations, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, compares one-tier and two-tier systems of enacting due process procedures, and considers differences in how states report time periods. Analysis suggests a trend away from formal hearings toward settlement of disputes through other measures and improvements in quality of data as states computerize their data collection efforts and make data available on the World Wide Web. Five tables provide data on individual states for: (1) state structures, (2) state record keeping years, (3) number of hearings requested at level 1, (4) number of hearings held at level 1, and (5) number of hearings held at level 2 for two-tiered states. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Data Collection, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Special Education, Trend Analysis, World Wide Web
Project FORUM (available in alternative formats). Tel: 703-519-3800 (voice); Tel: 703-519-7008 (TDD).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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