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Western Michigan University

Special Education and Teaching

1980

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A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt Dec 1980

A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt

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Public Law 94-142 mandates that each handicapped child have an individualized education program (IEP) which must be based upon the unique needs of the child. Federal legislation requires that IEPs be developed and implemented if state and local education agencies are to receive federal funds. A review of literature indicated that the procedures currently being used to monitor the IEP mandate do not have documented validity or reliability. The purposes of this investigation were to develop, validate, establish reliability, and field test the utility of a checklist designed to monitor IEPs.

To establish content validity, recognized individuals in the area ...


The Development Of A Special Education Procedures Manual, Duane H. Greenwold Aug 1980

The Development Of A Special Education Procedures Manual, Duane H. Greenwold

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The purpose of this study was to provide a special education procedural manual which: (1) Has been validated and field tested. (2) Informs special education administrators through the use of sequential procedures of the statutory and regulatory requirements for implementing Public Law 94-142 and Public Law 198. (3) Provides a model for procedural implementation which ensures legal compliance to Public Law 94-142 and Public Law 198. (4) Assists special education administrators as a resource in examining the decision-making process as it relates to special education program implementation.

The procedural manual was developed by special education professionals responsible for program implementation ...