ERIC Number: ED445444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-22
Center for Policy Research on the Impact of General and Special Education Reform on Student with Disabilities. Final Report.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Center for Policy Research on the Impact of General and Special Education Reform, a federally funded center that investigated and analyzed critical issues in current general and special education policies, their interactions, and their impact on students with disabilities. The center staff conducted ten primary studies over the course of five years. Findings from each of these studies are listed. Overall results of the studies indicate: (1) despite efforts to the contrary, special education and general education are still very separate; (2) the schedule of federal reauthorization, the promulgation of regulations, and other waivers that allowed states to delay the implementation of federal law meant that many of the changes expected in state and districts did not happen within the timeline of the Center; (3) there are marked differences in the degree to which standards-based reform is implemented across schools and the degree to which students with disabilities are included in standards-based reform; (4) there is a need to consolidate the work of the Center and other federal efforts; and (5) the federal government needs to continue to search for methods to encourage collaboration among its funded research. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Participation
Center for Policy Research, 1012 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel: 703-684-4000; Fax: 703-836-2313.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research on the Impact of General and Special Education Reform, Alexandria, VA.