ERIC Number: ED185737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Declassified Students: Characteristics and Needs of the Population.
Scott, Leigh S.
Procedures for the identification and assessment of the needs of declassified students in the Corpus Christi Independent School District are discussed. Declassified students are defined as those who cannot be considered as retarded when adaptive behavior criteria as well as intelligence criteria are used. Assessment is made by a diagnostic team consisting of a school psychologist and educational diagnostician. Tests are given in the areas of intellectual skills, personal adjustment, educational/learning skills, and perceptual motor skills. Adaptive behavior assessment is made using such instruments as the Vineland Social Maturity Scale, the Adaptive Behavior Inventory for Children, and the Texas Environmental Adaptation Measure (a parent interview). Adaptive behavior assessment of 596 students in a 3 year period resulted in declassification of 45% of the students. Half of the declassified students appeared eligible for special education programs; for the remaining half few programs are available and new assessment procedures need to be developed which not only identify declassified children but which discern possible reasons for poor academic performance. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adaptive Behavior Assessment; Declassified Students; Texas (Corpus Christi)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, September, 1979).