ERIC Number: ED201114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-13
Reference Count: 0
Verification of Procedures to Serve Handicapped Children. Final Report: Assessment Component, G-159.
Altman, Amy; And Others
Elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, and district offices were visited in three medium sized urban areas to explore the ways in which assessment systems for handicapped children are structured and managed. Conversations with teachers, counselors, diagnosticians, and administrators focused on reasons for delays in case processing which can cause backlogs in evaluating students for special education eligibility. Three aspects of case processing are briefly addressed: referral screening, case coordination, and quality control. Approaches taken by the three school districts in these areas are compared and contrasted in light of the effect each system's adaptations appeared to have on the efficiency of the assessment process. Effects on staff morale were also noted. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Note: For a related document, see EC 132 541.