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ERIC Number: ED530027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Access to the General Education Curriculum. inForum
Ahearn, Eileen
Project Forum
This document contains the results of a survey of state directors of special education on the status of strategies related to improving access for students with disabilities to the general education curriculum. This activity was undertaken as part of the cooperative agreement between Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Project Forum staff designed this activity and developed the survey form in collaboration with the Access Center, a project funded by OSEP to provide technical assistance on the topic of improving access to and progress in the general education curriculum. The survey is the first step in a process that will document the programs and activities states have initiated to meet this requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Project Forum staff conducted and analyzed the survey results and compiled this summary that will be used by the Access Center to plan subsequent activities related to building state capacity to help students with disabilities succeed in the general education curriculum. The survey, conducted from April to June 2005, requested states to report on the stage they are in, by academic area, regarding strategies to enhance access to the general education curriculum, the professional development they have provided, whether they have a written definition of access to the general education curriculum and any challenges they have encountered in supporting these activities. A total of 32 states responded and this document contains a brief analysis of the data they provided. You may find a copy of the survey as an addendum to this document. (Contains 3 footnotes and 2 tables.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site: http://www.projectforum.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act