ERIC Number: ED437784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Special Education Census Data, December 1, 1998.
Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
This report presents the December 1, 1997, special education data collected annually by the State of Maryland as part of the its Special Services Information System. Information is compiled on special education students between the ages of 3 and 21 in all 24 local education agencies and state operated programs. Definitions of key terms used to classify student placements precede the data tables. The total number of students with disabilities served in Maryland is reported to be 111,688, representing 13 percent of the total public school enrollment in Maryland. The largest percentage of students with disabilities are identified as specific learning disabilities, 41.1 percent, followed by speech and language impairments 29.3 percent. The majority (46.3 percent) is served in the regular classrooms, followed by separate classrooms (24 percent) and resource room (21 percent). Tables include information by agency on the number of children with disabilities served, broken down by the following factors: disability, age, participation in the least restrictive environment, grade, intensity (the amount of time a student is receiving specially designed instruction), ethnicity, gender, and a percentage of the September 30th enrollment. Pie charts illustrate the percentage of special education students by disability and the placement of special education students. (CR)
Descriptors: Age, Census Figures, Children, Data Collection, Demography, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Incidence, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Program Divisions, Mainstreaming, Minority Groups, School Districts, Sex, Special Education, State Programs, State Schools, State Surveys, Student Placement, Tables (Data)
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Planning, Results, and Information Management, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2595. Tel: 410-767-0031.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland