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Developing a Means of Comparing Expenditures at Three Models of Nonpublic Special Education Services at a Private Special Education School in Baltimore, Maryland

Principal Investigator:

Currently, there is no uniform means of determining the true cost of nonpublic special education in Maryland. Today, tuition is used as “the cost” of providing these programs. The proposed project will identify a formula that nonpublic schools and Local Education Agencies may use to determine per pupil costs, by program, based on intensity of service and disabling condition. The study aims to answer the following research questions:

What are the characteristics of students attending the three models and how do those characteristics vary across the models?

What are the characteristics of the programs these students attend?

Does spending vary across the programs and, if so, what factors explain those differences?

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