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ERIC Number: ED471944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Paperwork. Policy Forum Proceedings (Alexandria, Virginia, June 12-14, 2002).
Tschantz, Jennifer; Markowitz, Joy
This document contains a summary of proceedings of a conference convened June 12-14, 2002, to discuss special education paperwork and to explore ways to reduce paperwork. Participants reacted to and built upon information regarding paperwork from several sources, including a survey of state directors on special education paperwork; a survey on state-developed special education forms; data from teachers collected as part of the Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education; and information gathered from teachers by the National Education Association. Following an overview of the data and small group discussions, the forum made the following recommendations: (1) examine statutory language around the ability of schools to use credible evaluations provided from outside; (2) permit Individualized Education Program (IEP) addendums at times other than annual review, thus allowing parents and teachers to make changes other than placement; (3) fully integrate post-secondary transition planning into the IEP process and plan to reduce separate forms; (4) add language in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires Medicaid to accept IDEA documentation as adequate; (5) develop or support the development of family-friendly documents; and (6) develop model forms and guidance that meet requirements of IDEA around the special education decision-making process. (CR)
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), 1800 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800, ext. 312. For full text:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act