ERIC Number: ED457606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing IDEA: A Guide for Principals.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
This guide is designed to provide information on ensuring quality special education services and early intervention to building principals in elementary and middle schools. It sets forth standards of excellence that directly relate to implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and presents guidelines for principals to use when assessing themselves and their school community. It is intended that the standards and guidelines in this document be used to assess quality practices and program improvement. The guide is organized around the following categories: (1) school organization, which addresses the need for an adequate supply of qualified personnel; (2) leadership; (3) curriculum and instruction, which addresses student access to a high-quality curriculum, provision of adequate financial and material resources, and use of effective instructional practices; (4) staff development; (5) school climate, which addresses the need to ensure all children feel respected and welcome; and (6) assessment. For each section, standards are presented along with specific guidelines. Appendix A contains a checklist that principals or other stakeholders may use to assess the extent to which their schools meet the quality standards and guidelines. Appendix B includes excerpts from the text of the IDEA regulations referenced in the guide. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Role, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Leadership, Principals, Program Implementation, School Administration, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education, Staff Development, Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Participation
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Tel: 866-915-5000 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: email@example.com. National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483. Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-684-3345; Web site: http://www.naesp.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997