ERIC Number: ED179606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Educational Priorities Through the Illinois Problems Index. Survey Instruments [and] User's Manual.
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Problems Index (IPI) is used to identify educational problems in a wide range of situations. IPI is composed of a series of three survey instruments, sequenced to provide increasingly specific information about school district problems. The instruments are based on 49 general problem categories, each of which is matched to a set of approximately 20 specific problem statements. The general problem categories are grouped into 12 problem areas: curriculum and instruction in basic skills; physical science; home and health studies; cultural and social studies; arts; intercurricular concepts; special educational services; resource and support services; program planning and development; educational administration and policy; research and evaluation; and state agency support. The IPI model is composed of: organizing a committee; conducting five meetings; administering the survey instruments; and acting on the results. The steps can be implemented in two months. Information on organzing and administering IPI is detailed in the user's manual. (MH)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Curriculum Problems, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Needs Assessment, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, School Surveys, Special Education, State Aid
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois Problems Index; Test Manuals