ERIC Number: EJ1197947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Analysis of Special Education Due Process Hearings in Texas
Schanding, G. Thomas; Cheramie, Gail M.; Hyatt, Hannah; Praytor, Sarah E.; Yellen, Jessica R.
SAGE Open, v7 n2 Apr 2017
In total, 139 Texas special education due process hearings that occurred between 2011 and 2015 were examined. Cases were coded with regard to the student's special education disability category; the number of hearings in which a specific party prevailed; the primary, secondary, and/or tertiary issues of the case; the number of issues in these hearings held for the student/family, the district, and issues held in part for the student/family and in part for the district. Overall, the primary student eligibilities involved in these cases were autism, emotional disturbance, and other health impairment. In addition, the most common issues involved in the dispute included the Individualized Education Program (IEP), evaluation, and placement. Districts prevailed in approximately 72% of cases. Findings are compared with previous data, and implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Special Education, Civil Rights, Student Rights, Hearings, Disabilities, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Autism, Emotional Disturbances, Individualized Education Programs, Parents, Eligibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004