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PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010

  • Publication Date:July 2010
  • Publisher:Simba Information
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:213

PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010

PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 is a new report from Simba Information that examines the business and market metrics for this dynamic segment of the school market.

The report offers Simba's trademark comprehensive analysis of the trends, opportunities and challenges in this market segment to guide publishers, service providers 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 usable market and business intelligence for publishing, editorial, marketing, business development and investment professionals responsible for creating strategies to succeed in this market segment.

  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • 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
  • Chapter 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
    • PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
    • 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
    • WestEd
  • List of Tables
    • 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 2007
    • 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
    • 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 _57
    • 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 Leaders
    • 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
    • Table 5.3: Implementation Preferences for Instructional Materials
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