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Assessment and Eligibility in Special Education [microform] : An Examination of Policy and Practice with Proposals for Change
Bib ID 5573398
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
40 p. 
Summary

This report examines current assessment and eligibility practices relating to special education programs, and proposes changes to current policy and practice that will encourage and support a process that emphasizes determining student need, designing effective interventions, and evaluating outcomes. The paper views the emphasis in federal and state regulation on a categorical model of special education as a significant impediment to service delivery. The proposed approach eliminates the need to determine eligibility by category, and reflects a problem-solving process designed to address student needs within the instructional environment. The report identifies existing regulations which promote positive, comprehensive service delivery, and advocates creating an assessment and service delivery system that is driven by student needs, not categorical labels; linking both federal and state funding to supports and services rather than to categorical reporting; and supporting systematic experimentation to promote the design of comprehensive, needs-based models of service delivery. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (JDD)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: HS92015001.

ERIC Note: Prepared by Project FORUM.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Change Strategies.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Disabilities.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Eligibility.  |  Federal Regulation.  |  Labeling (of Persons)  |  Special Education.  |  State Regulation.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Needs.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC  |  National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA
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