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ERIC Number: ED540914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2674-0588-3
Continuous Improvement Monitoring: An Analysis of State Special Education Compliance Procedures
Blake, Barbara Richmond
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The College of William and Mary
The purpose of this policy analysis was to examine the responses of selected states to the special education monitoring requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) with particular attention paid to the years after this most recent reauthorization. This study examined the legislative and litigative history of students with disabilities including the gradually increasing role of the federal government in both general and special education. The various approaches used by the selected states to monitor special education procedures and student outcomes were identified as well as the procedures used by these states in order to remediate non-compliance issues. Information was reviewed in order to determine the extent that selected states met or failed to meet state indicator targets. Once the non-compliance issues and due process issues had been associated with their respective priority areas, an analysis was made of the relationship between these two variables. It was determined that a correlation was found to exist between due process proceedings and identified areas of non-compliance. Through the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the results obtained from this study indicated that the selected states use similar methods for monitoring special education as well as for remediating non-compliance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act