More on IDEA

by DB-LINK on Nov 30, 2011
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A number of excellent resources on IDEA are not available online. The following is a list of some key resources.  If you would like help in locating items on the list or getting additional information, contact us via email at

Marking the Progress of IDEA Implementation --Schiller, Ellen; O'Reilly, Fran; Fiore, Tom. Bethesda: Abt Associates Inc. The Study of State and Local Implementation and Impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (2006) This report discusses the implications from the six-year Study of State and Local Implementation and Impact of IDEA (SLIIDEA). SLIIDEA addressed how states, districts, and schools made progress toward issues of concern identified by Congress in the 1997 amendments to IDEA. The study was conducted between April 2000 and September 2006.

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act : Comparison of IDEA Regulations (August 3, 2006) to IDEA Regulation (March 12, 1999) --National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) (2006) Written for special education stakeholders to help implement the new law. The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) has prepared this side-by-side comparison of the federal regulations developed after the 1997 reauthorization of IDEA to IDEA 2004. It is organized to the format of the new regulation. The old regulations do not appear in their original order. Includes a CD-ROM of the publication. Publisher's web site:

26th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004, Vol. 1 & 2 : Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: to ensure the free appropriate public education of all children with disabilities --U.S. Department of Education. (2006) The 2004 Annual Report to Congress has two volumes. Volume 1 focuses on the children and students being served under IDEA and provides profiles of individual states' special education environment. It contains three sections. Section I contains the child/student-focused material, presented in a question-and-answer format. It contains three subsections: infants and toddlers served under IDEA, Part C; children ages 3 through 5 served under IDEA, Part B; and students ages 6 through 21 served under IDEA, Part B. All information available about each group of children/students is presented in one section. Each subsection focuses on available results. Data are presented through graphics, short tables and bulleted text. Section II of the report contains state-level performance data. Section III presents tables of states rank-ordered by their reported data for exiting, dropout, educational environments, early intervention services and early intervention settings. Volume 2 of the report contains the state-reported data tables developed from DANS.


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