PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010

Published: July 21, 2010 - 213 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Special Education Market Size & 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
        • Table Impact of RtI on Special Education Referrals, 2009
      • Reducing Special Education Referrals
    • RtI Case Study: Missouri
    • RtI Case Study: Boston Public Schools
    • RtI Case Study: Mobile County, Ala., Public Schools
    • States' 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
      • Table Children Served Under IDEA, Part B, 2003 - 2008
      • Table Public PreK-12 Students Served Under IDEA, Part B, by Age and Disability Category, Fall 2007
      • Special Education Population Growth Slows
  • 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
      • Table Federal IDEA Funding, FY 2009 - FY 2011P ($ in 000)
    • IDEA Is Primary Channel for Federal Special Education Funding
      • Fiscal 2011 State Grant Request Increases 2.2%
        • Table Federal Grants to States for Special Education(1), FY 2011P ($ in millions)
      • Early Intervention Services
      • ARRA Boosts IDEA Funding
        • Table IDEA ARRA State Grant Spending State by State
    • Other Federal Programs Help RtI as Well
    • State and Local Funding Is Main Support for Special Education
  • Special Education in Schools: Simba Information/MDR Survey Results
    • Introduction
      • Characteristics of Survey Respondents
        • Table Growth in Special Needs Students, 2010 vs. 2009
    • Schools Try 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
        • Table Change in Students Receiving RtI Support 2010 vs. 2009
    • 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
        • Table Most Often Used Devices and Instructional Materials(1) 2009-2010
      • Print Texts, Computer Adaptive Programs Top Middle School List
      • Digital Texts Make Headway in High School Special Education
      • Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in Special Education
      • Manipulatives, Textbooks Remain Strong in RtI
        • Table Comparison of Instructional Materials as to Provide Effect in Special Education
        • Table Comparison of Instructional Materials as to Positive Effect in RtI
      • Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in RtI
    • Interest in Technology, But Not Integral Use …Yet
      • Table Time Spent Working on Computers
      • Computer Use Is Occasional Not Primary
        • Table Free Web Resources Used to Supplement Core Programs
      • Free Web Resources Support Core Programs
        • Table Most Frequently Used for Assessment in Special Education and RtI
    • Paper and Pencil Predominate for Assessment
  • Instructional Materials & Assessments
    • Introduction
    • Niches for Special Education Materials
      • Table Selected Special Education Curriculum Material Categories
    • Special Education Incorporates Formative Assessment
      • Alternate and Modified Assessments 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 Acquisition
      • Technology Key for Data Management
      • Assistive and Medical Technology Expands
    • RtI and Special Education Attract a Variety of Publishers
      • Table Selected Publishers and Products
      • Cambium Learning Group Invests in Assistive Technology
        • Table Sales of Special Education Print and Electronic Media to the U.S. PreK-12 School Market, 2009-2011P ($ in millions)
    • Special Education Materials Market grows 2.6%
      • Secondary Schools Account for 51% of Special Education Materials Market
        • Table Sales of Special Education Materials by Level, 2010
      • Federal Funds Enable Instructional Materials Spending
        • Table Funding Sources, Special Education Materials, 2010
    • Purchasing Process and Decision-Makers
      • RtI Is Decided and Purchased at District Level
        • Table Comparing RtI Expenditure to Special Education Expenditure
        • Table Who Initiated RtI Implementation
      • States Play a Distinct but Nominal Role
        • Table District RtI Leaders
  • Conclusions and Outlook
    • Introduction
      • Table Sales of Special Education Print and Electronic Media to the U.S. PreK-12 School Market, 2009-2011P ($ in millions)
      • Trends Unfolding Beyond 2011
    • What Educators Are Looking For in Devices and Materials
      • Electronic Whiteboards Lead Device Wish List
        • Table Implementation Preferences for Equipment and Devices
      • Computer-Based Programs Are Top Choice in Instructional Materials
        • Table Implementation Preferences for 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
  • 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

Abstract

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.


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