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A national organization of state leaders that represents the interests of young children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5.
A NECTAC-convened workgroup of diverse stakeholders (researchers, higher education faculty, state policy makers, regional and local program administrators, family representatives, service providers, and technical assistance providers) engaged in a consensus process to articulate principles for the IEP Process that support family participation, inclusive practices and positive outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. They also developed a companion document on practices. A list of the workgroup participants is included in each of the documents. These resources were incorporated into the Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package (2012)
The ECTA Center has collected a list of links to State Part B Regulations and other policy documents (statutes, procedures, guidance materials)on the states' Web sites for implementing Part B of IDEA. If your state has similar resources available online, please contact Sue Goode (firstname.lastname@example.org) to add them to our list.
IDEA National Assessment Implementation Study: Final Report (2011) Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE).
Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research. This study examined the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education, the services they receive, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time on assessments of academic and adaptive skills. PEELS followed a nationally representative sample of 3,104 children with
disabilities who were 3 through 5 years of age in 2003-04. Data collection began in fall 2003 and was repeated in winter 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
View all PEELS reports here.