ERIC Number: ED440505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Statewide Behavior Initiatives. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
This brief report discusses the outcomes of a study that examined statewide behavioral initiatives (SBI) that involve general education, special education, or both. Forty-three state education agencies (SEAs) responded to a survey that investigated the development of SBI, focus of the SBI, and how well the SBI addresses the needs of students with disabilities. Results of the survey indicate: (1) 26 of the 43 have a statewide initiative in place, and of the 17 without an active initiative, 13 have plans to develop one; (2) 19 of the survey respondents with an SBI reported that the state initiative includes all students, while 7 SEAs focus their SBIs solely on students with disabilities; (3) 15 of the 26 SEAS with active SBIs specifically include the birth to age 5 population; (4) 7 states include preschool children in their SBIs; (5) 23 of the 26 SEAs rated their initiatives as doing very well or adequately meeting their needs; (6) distinguishing features of SBIs included functional behavior assessment, positive behavior support, statewide activities, capacity-building, staff development, collaboration, and state improvement activities; and (7) most SEAs with SBIs have earmarked funds to support implementation. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, State Programs, State Regulation, State Surveys
Project FORUM, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel: 703-519-3800 (Voice); Tel: 703-519-7008 (TDD); Web site: http://www.nasde.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Produced by Project FORUM at NASDSE.