PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010


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PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010

  1. 1. Get more info on this report!PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010July 21, 2010PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 is a new report from SimbaInformation that examines the business and market metrics for this dynamic segment ofthe school market.The report offers Simba’s trademark comprehensive analysis of the trends,opportunities and challenges in this market segment to guide publishers, serviceproviders and marketers.Topics include: Size and structure of the PreK-12 special education market segment, Pertinent state and federal policy guidelines, Funding resources, Decision-makers and the purchasing process, Critical instructional materials and assessments used in special education, How technology is impacting delivery of services and instruction.PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 is designed to provide usablemarket and business intelligence for publishing, editorial, marketing, businessdevelopment and investment professionals responsible for creating strategies tosucceed in this market segment.Table of ContentsTable of ContentsMethodologyExecutive Summary
  2. 2. Chapter 1: Special Education Market Size and Structure Introduction Special Education is Not Homogeneous Categories of Disabilities Where Services are Provided Response to Intervention Emerges RtI Gives New Meaning to Grouping Districts Personalize RtI RtI Grows Quickly Reducing Special Education Referrals RtI Case Study Missouri RtI Case Study Boston Public Schools RtI Case Study: Mobile County, Ala., Public Schools State’s Use of RtI Varies Early Intervention Services Services in the Least Restrictive Environment Universal Design for Learning Opens Access Focus on Prevention through Intervention 9% of 3-21 Population Has Special Needs Special Education Population Growth Slows Table 1.1: Impact of RtI on Special Education Referrals, 2009 Table 1.2: Children Served Under IDEA, Part B, 2003-2008 Table 1.3: Public PreK-12 Students Served Under IDEA, Part B, by Age and Disability Category, Fall 2007Chapter 2: Policy, Legislation and Funding Introduction IDEA Is Major Federal Policy Setter Implementation of Federal Policy Varies NCLB Had Dramatic Effect on Special Education Reauthorization of ESEA Could Bring More Change NIMAS Aims to Improve Access to Instructional Materials Bookshare Helps with Conversion Pearson and Blio Offer ALternatives Update on Several State Initiatives in Special Education Per Student Costs Increase in Special Education IDEA is Primarily Channel for Federal Special Education Funding Fiscal 2011 State Grant Request Increases 2.2% Early Intervention Services ARRA Boosts IDEA Funding Other Federal Programs Help RtI as Well State and Local Funding Is Main Support for Special Education
  3. 3. Table 2.1: Federal IDEA Funding, FY 2009-FY 2011P Table 2.2: Federal Grants to States for Special Education, FY 2011P Table 2.3: IDEA ARRA State Grant Spending by State PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010Chapter 3: Special Education in Schools: Simba Information/MDR Survey Results Introduction Characteristics of Survey Respondents Schools Trying to Mainstream Special Needs Students Districts See Some Growth in Children Classified with Special Needs Special Needs Children Educated in District Schools Majority of Special Needs Children are Mainstreamed Use of RtI Increases in 2009-2010 RtI Targeted at about 20% of Students Most Frequently Used Instructional Materials Purchasing Decisions Made Most Often at District Level Manipulatives Used Most Frequently in Elementary Special Education Print Texts, Computers Adaptive Programs Top Middle Schools List Digital Texts Make Headway in High School Special Education Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in Special Education Manipulatives, Textbooks Remain Strong in RtI Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in RtI Intrest in Technology, But Not Integral Use…Yet Computer Use is Occasional Not Primary Free Web Resources Support Core Programs Paper and Pencil Predominate for Assessment Table 3.1: Growth in Special Needs Students, 2010 vs. 2009 Table 3.2: Change in Students Receiving RtI Support 2010 vs. 2009 Table 3.3: Most Often Used Devices and Instructional Materials, 2009-2010 Table 3.4: Comparison of Instructional Materials as to Provide Effect in Special Education Table 3.5: Comparison of Instructional Materials as to Positive Effect in RtI Table 3.6: Time Spent Working on Computers Table 3.7: Free Web Resources Used to Supplement Core Programs Table 3.8: Most Frequently Used for Assessment in Special Education and RtI _57Chapter 4: Instructional Materials and Assessments Introduction Niches for Special Education Materials Special Education Incorporates Formative Assessment Alternative and Modified Assessment for Severe Disabilities Publishers Providing Professional Development
  4. 4. Team Teaching Used RtI Requires Professional Development Districts Look at New PD Models Multi-Pronged Opportunity for Technology Mixed Media Offers Variety of Solutions Stimulus Funding Encouraged Technology Acquisitions Technology Key for Data Management Assistive and Medical Technology Expands RtI and Special Education Attract a Variety of Publishers Cambium Learning Group Invests in Assistive Technology Special Education Materials Market Grows 2.6% Secondary Schools Account for 51% of Special Education Materials Market Federal Funds Enable Instructional Materials Spending Purchasing Process and Decision-Makers RtI Is Decided and Purchased at District Level States Play a District but Nominal Role Table 4.1: Selected Special Education Curriculum Material Categories Table 4.2: Selected Publishers and Products Table 4.3: Sales of Special Education Print and Electronic Media to the U.S. PreK-12 School Market, 2009-2011P Table 4.4: Sales of Special Education Materials by Level, 2010 Table 4.5: Funding Sources, Special Education Materials, 2010 Table 4.6: Comparing RtI Expenditure to Special Education Expenditure Table 4.7: Who Initiated RtI Implementation Table 4.8: District RtI LeadersChapter 5: Conclusions and Outlook Introduction Trends Unfolding Beyond 2011 What Educators are Looking for in Devices and Materials Electronic Whiteboards Lead Device Wish List Computer-Based Programs are Top Choice in Instructional Materials Growth Areas for Special Education Include Autism and ADHD Middle and High Schools are Areas of Growing Need Moving Beyond Reading and Math Transition Materials Sought to Assist Move to ‘Real World’ Demand Continues for English-Language Learners The Need for Preschool Materials Will Rise Best Practices for Publishers Table 5.1: Sales of Special Education Print and Electronic Media to the U.S. PreK-12 School Market, 2009-2011P Table 5.2: Implementation Preferences for Equipment and Devices
  5. 5. Table 5.3: Implementation Preferences for Instructional MaterialsChapter 6: Who’s Who American Education Corp. AutismPro Cambium Learning Group Carnegie Learning Curriculum Advantage Curriculum Associates Digital Directions International Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Education Mindplay PCI Education Pearson Education Renaissance Learning Scholastic Education School Specialty Intervention Scientific Learning WestEdAvailable immediately for Online Download at 800.298.5699UK + +1.240.747.3093Fax: 240.747.3004