ERIC Number: ED201150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Vocational Assessment of the Handicapped.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
The guidelines for vocational assessment of handicapped students are intended to help Texas educators fulfill requirements that a vocational assessment be completed before a handicapped student is placed in a vocational education program. Three levels of assessment data are distinguished: Level I data which are collected by special education teachers within the local school district; Level II data which are collected by special education support staff members in the local district or special education cooperative; and Level III data collected (when necessary) by specially trained persons in the local school district, special education cooperative, or region. Vocational alternatives for handicapped students are seen to include regular vocational classes, regular vocational classes with support, coordinated vocational/academic education, special vocational education classes for the handicapped, and a vocational adjustment class. A flow chart of a comprehensive vocational education program for handicapped students is given. The role of the admission, review, and dismissal committee in the vocational planning process is briefly considered. A glossary of 17 terms such as career education, least restrictive environment, and prevocational instruction is also included. (DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers: Texas; Vocational Assessment