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NCJ Number: 98226 Find in a Library
Title: Monitoring the Special Education Programs of Correctional Institutions - A Guide for Special Education Monitoring Staff of State Education Agencies
Author(s): M H Gerry
Corporate Author: M H Gerry and Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: M H Gerry and Co
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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US Dept of Education, Special Education Programs
Washington, DC 20202
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is designed to provide technical assistance to special education administrators in State education agencies in developing monitoring plans for evaluating Public Law 94-142 compliance in State-operated adult and juvenile correctional institutions.
Abstract: Following a review of the legal and policy background for compliance monitoring, profiles are presented of juvenile and adult correctional facilities, pretrial detention centers and jails, and publically and privately operated group homes. Development of an annual monitoring plan requires the identification and selection of programs to be monitored, the establishment of screening criteria, and collection and analysis of targeting information. Areas to be monitored include the right to education, individualized education programs, confidentiality, least restrictive environment, and protection in evaluation. Also to be monitored are child identification, location, and evaluation, and the comprehensive system of personnel development. Additional subissues for monitoring are identified, and a checklist for monitoring individualized education programs is provided. Also included is a checklist for procedural safeguards.
Index Term(s): Arraignment; Correctional institutions (adult); Corrections education; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile educational services; Program monitoring; Regulations compliance
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