ERIC Number: ED461951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Exceptional Children: A Report to the Idaho Legislature, January 2001.
This report presents information about Idaho programs and services for exceptional students (those with disabilities or gifts and talents requiring special educational services) for the 1999-2000 school year. First, four major accomplishments of the state department of education are listed including activities supported by a federal state improvement grant, the monitoring system, training and technical assistance, and establishment of alternate assessment and extended achievement standards. Results for students with disabilities are reported in terms of accomplishments, opportunities for improvement, qualified personnel, disproportionality based on race, long-term suspensions and expulsions, and post-school outcomes. Next, data on school district programs and services are presented including number of special education students served, related services, and placement in the least restrictive environment. The last three sections concerning students with disabilities address resolution of special education disputes, special education funding, and the unmet needs of students with disabilities. Information provided for gifted and talented students includes identification of two Department of Education accomplishments and data on numbers of gifted/talented students served, the services provided, gifted and talented funding, and four unmet needs of gifted and talented students. Four appendices provide additional data on funding and number of students served by district. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Outcomes of Education, School Districts, Services, Special Education, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Statistical Data, Talent
Idaho State Department of Education, 650 West State St., Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6800; Fax: 208-334-2228.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho