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ERIC Number: ED541039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Missouri Annual Blind/Visually Impaired Literacy Study, December 2008
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Division of Special Education (DSE), per Missouri Revised Statute 162.1136, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in this report pertains to the twelve data elements identified by statute (Section RSMo 162.1136). They include: (1) The methodology of the study; (2) The percentage of eligible students in the study who read Braille, print, or large print; (3) The number of students who have a visual impairment sufficient to meet the definition of "eligible student" as defined in RSMo section 162.1130; (4) The number of students currently reading Braille, large print, and standard print; (5) The number of Braille-reading students who no longer receive any instruction in Braille reading and writing but do receive materials in Braille and Braille-related services; (6) The number of certified vision teachers or teachers of the blind or visually impaired who are currently employed in the field in the State of Missouri; (7) The number of eligible students who use a slate and stylus and/or other devices in writing Braille; (8) The number of eligible students educated in the general classroom, in an itinerant or resource classroom, in a self-contained classroom, or in a separate educational facility; (9) The graduation rate of eligible students compared to those students who are not disabled; (10) The number of eligible students who did not meet graduation requirements but were terminated from formal education having reached age twenty-one; (11) The number of eligible students who received transition planning services with the cooperation of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or Rehabilitation Services for the Blind as part of their IEP; and (12) The number of eligible students referred to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind or Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Appended are: (1) Missouri State Plan for Special Education (Part B)--Visual Impairment/Blindness Definition; (2) Federal Quota Registration; and (3) MO-DESE Special Education Placement and Dropout Categories.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-4212; Fax: 573-751-8613; Web site: http://dese.mo.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Missouri