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PUBLIC LAW 101-476—OCT. 30, 1990 104 STAT. 1127 "(B) methods for dissemination of exemplary practices that can be adapted or adopted by transitional programs for secondary school students with disabilities."; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3)(A) The Secretary shall award one, five-year cooperative agree- Government ment through a separate competition to an institution of higher contracts, education, or nonprofit public or private organization. The purpose of this agreement will be to evaluate and document the approaches and outcomes of the projects funded under subsection (e). The results of this gigreement shall be disseminated through the appropriate clearinghouses, networks, and through direct communication with Federal, State, and local agencies. "(B) The evaluation carried out pursuant to subparagraph (A) of transition services under subsection (e) shall include an evaluation of— "(i) the outcomes of the transition services provided under such subsection, including the effect of the services regarding postsecondary education, job training, employment, and other appropriate matters; "(ii) the impact of including in the individualized education program a statement of needed transition services (as required under section 602(a)(20)(D)); "(iii) the extent to which, in the provision of the transition services, agencies are cooperating effectively, including evaluation of the extent of coordination of the staff of the agencies, of procedures regarding confidentiality, assessment of needs, and referrals, and coordination regarding data bases and training; "(iv) the extent to which obstacles exist regarding cooperation and coordination among agencies in the provision of the transition services, and the extent to which Federal law creates disincentives to such cooperation and coordination; and "(v) the extent to which the transition services have been provided in a cost-effective manner. "(C) The evaluation carried out pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall include recommendations on the manner in which the program under subsection (e) can be improved. "(D) In the annual report required under section 618(g), the Secretary shall include a report of the activities and results associated with the Eigreement under subparagraph (A).". (f) AMENDMENTS TO FORMER SUBSECTION (f). —Section 626(g), as redesignated by subsection (d) of this section, is amended by inserting before the period the following: ", the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act". SEC. 307. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SERIOUS EMO- TIONAL DISTURBANCE. Section 627 (20 U.S.C. 1426) is amended to read as follows: "PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE "SEC. 627. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, institutions of higher education. State and local educational agencies, and other appropriate public and private nonprofit institutions or agencies to establish projects for the purpose of improving special education and