ERIC Number: EJ892137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
Peer-Reviewed Research and Individualized Education Programs (IEPS): An Examination of Intent and Impact
Etscheidt, Susan; Curran, Christina M.
Exceptionality, v18 n3 p138-150 2010
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to base the selection of special education, related services, and supplementary aids and services on peer-reviewed research (PRR) to the extent practicable. This article examines the intended purpose of the PRR provision and its impact on the development of IEPs. Intent is examined through the legislative history of the PRR requirement. The impact of the PRR provision is illustrated in an analysis of litigation and a presentation of critical commentary on the application of empirical research, based on scientific method, to establish the efficacy of special education interventions. Recommendations to assist IEP teams in the selection of PRR-based methods are provided.
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Intention, Peer Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Court Litigation, Related Services (Special Education), Special Education, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Educational Research, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001