Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Sandra Squires


During the period 1987-1990, a suburban school district implemented an in-service training program as well as several form revisions for the purpose of improving the quality of IEP documents. The purposes of this study were to document what changes, if any, occurred in the levels of legal compliance and internal consistency in a random sample of IEPs over that three year period, to determine whether a significant difference in the levels of compliance and/or internal consistency existed between IEPS of Level 1 and Level 2 students, and to identify areas of strength and weakness in IEPs.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Special Education and the Faculty and Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Mary M. Spillane April, 1990