ERIC Number: ED061695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Selected Aspects of Project 750. Final Report.
Hoffman, Herbert J.
Results of an evaluation on the program effectiveness of the administration of Project 750 are provided. Project 750 is described to involve the removing of Massachusetts children suffering moderate to severe emotional disturbance from regular classrooms and placing them in special classes designed to maximize the children's educational potential and to relieve the emotional difficulties. In its eighth year of existence, the project serves approximately 2400 children. General findings were that 57% of the participating children were under 16 years of age and that parents rated the children as 44% improved in social adjustment, 39% improved academically, and 55% improved in overall adjustment. General topics considered in the evaluation include administration and regulations, staffing, identification and assessment, schools, involvement of parents, crises of transition, and public communication. Overall the program was thought to be successful in providing the emotionally disturbed child with special instruction so that he could better handle his problems. Selected evaluation recommendations concerned certification of applicant's legal residence, positions for seven regional coordinators, use of behavioral descriptions, need for an annual conference, sliding fee schedule, state agency cooperation, and public advertising. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.