ERIC Number: ED445465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Can Statewide Special Education Data Inform System of Care Development?
Eber, Lucille; Rolf, Karen
This report summarizes an analysis of the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) Funding and Child Tracking System (FACTS) for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities (EBD) from 1989-1996. The data indicate: (1) the numbers of youth identified with EBD as a primary disability increased by 13 percent; (2) older children, male children, and African American children are more likely to be identified with EBD than any other disability; (3) the percentage increase of youth identified with a secondary disability of EBD has increased at a much faster rate for Hispanics and African Americans; (4) percentages of youth in more restrictive settings have decreased over time; (5) older children and African American children, regardless of their gender, were significantly more likely to be placed in more restrictive educational settings including residential placement; and (6) individual school districts have dramatically decreased the percentage of youth with EBD for whom they pay room and board costs, while child welfare is now paying for a greater percentage of students. In addition to statewide analysis, data trends for regions of the state that have been involved in ISBE funded system of care initiatives and wraparound implementation are discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Disorders, Black Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Financial Support, Hispanic Americans, Incidence, Minority Group Children, Racial Differences, School Responsibility, Sex Differences, Special Education, Student Placement
For full text: http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/institute/pubs/bysubject.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois