ERIC Number: ED472088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Part C Monitoring Systems in 10 States. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
This report provides information about state monitoring practices on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C program that provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The findings reported summarize responses from 10 states with a variety of Part C lead agencies. In five states, the lead agency is the state education department (Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, and South Dakota); in two the lead agency is the state health department (Florida and Rhode Island); in another two the lead agency is a state department of mental retardation services (Connecticut and Virginia); and in one, the lead agency is the state's department of health and human services (New Hampshire). The number of children served ranged from 947 in Rhode Island to 24,655 in Florida. Information from the states indicates most agencies use a traditional cyclical approach to monitoring, including pre- and on-site activities resulting in a written report and some sort of improvement plan. Elements of the Office of Special Education Program's monitoring process were evident in the data provided, including use of self-assessments, focused monitoring, improvement plans instead of corrective action plans, and viewing monitoring as a continuous and data-driven process. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Improvement, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups)
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), 1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste. 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Web site: http://www.nasdse.org/forum.htm. For full text: http://www.nasdse.org/forum.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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