ERIC Number: ED185758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Current Assessment and Decision-Making Practices in School Settings as Reported by Directors of Special Education.
Poland, Stephen; And Others
Questionnaire data from 100 directors of special education were analyzed to examine the manner in which decisions are made about learning disabled (LD) children in school settings. Information was obtained on the membership of teams making screening, placement, and instructional planning decisions; major steps involved in the assessment and decision making process; factors thought to influence the outcome of team meetings; and major problems faced by directors in the decision making process. Results indicated that although most directors agreed on some components of the process, there was considerable variation in their descriptions of how the process was carried out. Appended is a 13 step model of the assessment/decision making process. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: See also EC 123 901-925.