An analysis of outcomes and reporting methods associated with select states and territories participating in IDEA part C

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2014-05

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Springer, Madison Laurie

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C (2004) grants federal funding to states and territories who implement early childhood intervention programs meant to assess and treat children with disabilities ages 0-3. Although each state and territory receives federal funds provided through taxpayers, there are large discrepancies in the way each state and territory determines eligibility, assesses children, implements treatment, and measures outcomes. This report examines the outcome results of 8 states and 1 U.S. territory to consider if variables such as funding, population, or enrollment numbers have an effect on outcome results. In addition, this report looks at differences in eligibility criteria and reporting methods for each state and territory included.

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