ERIC Number: ED469050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing EPRRI: The Educational Policy Reform Research Institute. EPRRI Policy Updates.
Educational Policy Reform Research Inst., College Park, MD.
The first issue of the Educational Policy Reform Research Institute's (EPRRI)publication, "Policy Updates," introduces the Institute and briefly reports on three key elements of accountability. It notes that EPRRI investigates the impact of educational accountability on students with disabilities and on special education. The Institute is conducting research in four core study states: California, Maryland, New York, and Texas. Examination of the first key element of accountability, federal policies supporting accountability, reviews new requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Government Performance Results Act, and Title I of the Leave No Child Behind Act. The following sections considers challenges in designing indicator systems for special education and offers 10 suggestions for choosing indicators. The final section reports findings of an ongoing analysis of 1999-2000 state assessment reports for students with disabilities. It finds that states have not yet fully complied with the IDEA directive concerning reporting of student assessment results and that reporting of alternate assessments is particularly rare. Recommended practices in reporting assessment results of students with disabilities are highlighted. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Needs, Outcomes of Education, Research, Special Education, Testing Accommodations
Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, University of Maryland, 1308 Benjamin Building, College Park, MD 20742-1161. For full text: http://www.eprri.org/products.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Reform Research Inst., College Park, MD.