IDEA Imposes Hefty Data Burden on States

Samuels, Christina A.
January 2007
Education Week;1/31/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 21, p23
The article reports that the latest version of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandated U.S. states to craft a self-evaluation framework of "measurable and rigorous" targets for improving the academic progress of students with disabilities, which must be submitted by February 1, 2007. Although it is viewed as important by many school officials, it involves extensive amounts of data processing which frustrates others.


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