ERIC Number: ED440504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the 1999 National Monitoring Conference (5th, North Carolina, October 1999). Final Report.
Ahearn, Eileen M.
This document is a report of the proceedings of the fifth National Monitoring Conference. The contents include a brief background on monitoring and a synopsis of each of the conference sessions. The opening plenary covered the states' monitoring experiences in the first year of the new federal process following the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and a presentation by staff from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The breakout sessions that featured presentations by state monitoring personnel are also summarized. State-level presentations at the conference portrayed state monitoring systems undergoing significant systemic change. Every state described plans to align their monitoring procedures with the new OSEP approach, with some adding their own unique versions of the continuous improvement elements. In each case, the change effort started with a broad-based stakeholder working group/committee that helped to design, plan, and implement the new system. The adoption or enhancement of a district self-assessment is another common element of the revisions. The document closes with a summary and discussion of next steps. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Organizational Change, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Regulation, State School District Relationship
Project FORUM, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Web site: http://www.nasde.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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 Amendments 1997