A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
To Assure the Free Appropriate Public Education of All Children with Disabilities - 1996
Summaries of State Agency/Federal Evaluation Studies Program
The State Agency/Federal Evaluation Studies (SAFES) program was established with the passage of the EHA (now IDEA) Amendments of 1983 (P.L. 98-199). Section 618(d) authorized the Secretary of Education to provide matching funds to State educational agencies (SEAs) to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of programs for students with disabilities. In authorizing this program, Congress intended to promote an evaluation effort that would be beneficial at the Federal, State, and local levels. Only minor changes have been made in the program over the years. The 1986 Amendments (P.L. 99-457) expanded eligibility under this program to other State agencies that administer early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Part H of the Act. The 1990 Amendments (P.L. 101-476) more clearly focused the intent of the studies to generate supporting data and information for program improvement.
This Appendix contains summaries of four SAFES studies. Two of the summaries were feasibility studies, and two were evaluation studies. Appendix C contains abstracts of the SAFES studies that were funded in FY 1995.
[A Feasibility Study of Outcomes Assessment for Kansas Students with Disabilities]