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Tillmann, Jennifer D.; Ford, Laurie – 2001
This paper presents the findings of a study that examined the transition services of individualized education programs (IEPs) for high school students with special needs. The Program Evaluation for Procedural and Substantive Efficacy of Transition Services was used to analyze 282 IEPs in terms of procedural compliance with the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Classification, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, High School Students
Cooney, Bernard F. – 2001
This report discusses current secondary school restructuring efforts of nine school districts that are implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New York State initiatives to provide students with disabilities access to general education curriculum and settings. It demonstrates how Skrtic's (1995) mutually reinforcing…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Access to Education, Change Strategies
Ahearn, Eileen M. – 2001
This brief paper summarizes a review of biennial performance reports filed by all 50 states concerning student performance goals and indicators required under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It notes that the state reports varied extensively in level of detail, clarity of content, and type of supporting…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
Shaul, Marnie S. – 2001
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the incidence and impact of serious student misconduct on schools, whether students with disabilities are being disciplined differently from those without disabilities, and the role that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 (IDEA) plays in schools' ability to properly…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline
Heumann, Judith E.; Warlick, Kenneth R. – 2001
Designed for parents and family members of students with disabilities, this policy statement clarifies federal requirements for including children with disabilities in state and district-side assessment programs. Information is presented in a question-and-answer format that addresses: (1) requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Siegel, Lawrence M. – 2001
This book is intended to help parents of students with disabilities effectively proceed on their own through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) child advocacy; (2) basic legal concepts of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the IEP, state special education laws, and some…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Burns, Edward – 2001
This book considers issues relating to the development, revision, and evaluation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including best practices that have been developed by states and school districts. It begins with an overview of the objective of education for all children regardless of disability, with appropriate goals and instruction to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Vermont Early Childhood Work Group. – 2001
This booklet was designed to inform, guide and support parents of children with special needs during their child's transition from an early intervention program (birth through age 2) into a preschool early educational setting. The first part of the booklet focuses on how the transition process works, including a description of the people who might…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention
American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD. – 2001
Building on the efforts of the ASPIIRE IDEA Partnership Paraprofessional Work Group convened under the leadership of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in the spring of 1999, this report summarizes issues and themes identified at a June 2001, 1-day cross-partnership forum on paraprofessional issues relating to the implementation…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
Sharp, Mark, Ed.; Villines-Hackney, Amber, Ed.; Rush, Dathan, Ed.; Shelden, M'Lisa, Ed.; Hansen, Laura, Ed. – 2001
This guide was developed to support families, the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program, schools, and community programs in meeting the federal and state requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 for transition of children at age three. It provides guiding principles, recommended practices, and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Coordination, Delivery Systems
Johnson, David R.; Jones, Bonnie – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota, 2001
This paper presents a transcript of a National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) teleconference call held on February 27, 2001. David R. Johnson and Bonnie Jones talked about the mission, structure, and activities of NCSET. The presenters also provided an overview of OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) perspective about…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Disabilities, Institutional Mission, Technical Assistance
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Orelove, Fred P. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article reviews the development of curriculum practices for students with severe disabilities and examines 3 components of the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including: an emphasis on preparing for employment and independent living, access to the general curriculum, and participation in district-and state-wide assessments.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
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Harvey, Michael W. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
An introduction to this theme issue on special education transition policy and practice summarizes articles and notes a focus on the importance of transitional services in the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Emphasis is on practical information based on research, legislative development, and empirical evidence to support best…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Williams, Jane M.; O'Leary, Ed – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2001
A study analyzed the extent to which states implemented the transition services required by federal law during the 1993-94 through 1996-97 monitoring cycles. Results found many are not inviting students to their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and that 50 percent did not have statements of needed transition services (Individualized…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Quenemoen, Rachel F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2001
This article discusses provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that require all students with disabilities to have access to the general education curriculum and be assessed. The role of the Individualized Education Program in documenting student participation in state and district-wide educational assessments is explored.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities
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