ERIC Number: ED473825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Status Report: Managing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in Minnesota. Summer 2002.
Wallace, Teri; Batholomay, Tom; Hong, Saahoon
This report presents results of a survey of 1,275 Individualized Education Program (IEP) managers in Minnesota concerning IEP team collaboration and communication, technology use, IEP manager tasks, and effects of IEP software, both networked and non-networked versions. Survey data were divided into five comparative groups: no use of software to write IEPs; use of software to write IEPs; use of networked software to write IEPs; use of non-networked software; and all respondents combined. Results are presented in charts and tables as well as through brief descriptions of highlights. One finding was that 96% of respondents used some form of IEP software to write IEPs, although almost half (45%) felt the software was not well organized. Data are reported in the following sections: characteristics of IEP managers; computer use by IEP managers; IEP software use and support; perceptions on the impact of IEP software; accessing the IEP document; writing the IEP; team collaboration; communication among IEP team members; IEP managers and general education; differences between network and non-network IEP software users; and differences between IEP managers who received training and those who did not receive training in IEP software. The survey instrument is appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Surveys, Teamwork
Institute on Community Integration, Publications Office, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-4512; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ici/umn.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education and Human Development.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota