Choice for All? Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities

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In order to assess the extent and quality of special education services in charter schools in north Texas, the researcher examined data submitted to Texa Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), and conducted qualitative interviews with selected charter school administrators. Five cornerstones of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): zero reject, individualized education program (IEP), appropriate assessment, free appropriate public education (FAPE), and least restrictive environment (LRE), were utilized in the assessment of quality. Levels of expertise in federal disability law and fiscal barriers were explored, as well.

Creator(s): Estes, Mary Bailey
Creation Date: August 2001
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2001
  • Digitized: June 29, 2007
Description:

In order to assess the extent and quality of special education services in charter schools in north Texas, the researcher examined data submitted to Texa Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), and conducted qualitative interviews with selected charter school administrators. Five cornerstones of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): zero reject, individualized education program (IEP), appropriate assessment, free appropriate public education (FAPE), and least restrictive environment (LRE), were utilized in the assessment of quality. Levels of expertise in federal disability law and fiscal barriers were explored, as well.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Special Education
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Keyword(s): Charter schools | students with disabilities | PEIMS | IDEA
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 50988990 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2905
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Estes, Mary Bailey
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