Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

Publication

U.S. Government Accountability Office (2019). SPECIAL EDUCATION : IDEA Dispute Resolution Activity in Selected States Varied Based on School Districts' Characteristics. Washington, DC, USA : U.S. GAO.

Catégorie

Rapports

Résumé

Almost 7 million children aged 3 to 21 received special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in school year 2016-17. IDEA contains options parents and school districts may use to address disputes that arise related to the education of a student with a disability. These options include mediation and due process complaints, which can be used by parents and school districts; and state complaints, which can be used by any organization or individual, including the child’s parent, alleging an IDEA violation. GAO was asked to review parents’ use of IDEA dispute resolution options. This report examines (1) how often IDEA dispute resolution options are used, and whether use in selected states varies across school district-level socioeconomic or demographic characteristics; and (2) what challenges parents face in using IDEA dispute resolution options and how Education and selected states help facilitate parents’ use of these options. GAO reviewed publicly available data on dispute resolution at the state level and collected data at the school district level from five states—Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania—selected based on the number of disputes initiated and school district characteristics, among other factors. GAO also reviewed relevant federal laws, regulations, and Education and state documents; and interviewed Education officials, state officials, staff from organizations providing technical assistance in these five states, and other national advocacy organizations.

Lien

https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-22
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Adresse civique

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy
Pavillon Marie-Victorin – C-536
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2S9

Adresse postale

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE – C-543
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7