ERIC Number: ED204295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development in Indiana: Analysis of the C-1 Rule and CAPPS.
Gray, Margaret C.; And Others
Indiana's C-1 Rule and its Comprehensive Assessment and Program Planning System (CAPPS) is a state-imposed educational reform plan intended to bring about major changes in curriculum and instruction in Indiana schools. The C-1 Rule required Indiana school districts to evaluate and conduct followup studies of curriculum development at the local school level. It prescribed timetables, options, provisions for disabled students, and report processes to parents and to the Indiana Department of Public Instruction. The CAPPS model is a process developed to assist the local schools in planning and evaluating their educational programs. Statewide surveys were conducted to monitor the progress of C-1 and CAPPS and were supplemented by case studies depicting the experiences of school personnel in small, medium, and large school systems. The surveys and case studies supported the conclusion that the new requirements had produced a great deal of activity at the parent and community levels as well as within the schools. The impact of C-1 and CAPPS appeared to be weakest in the area of remediation, and time and money were also mentioned as problem areas. Although reservations were expressed, participants endorsed the C-1 Rule. CAPPS made available for the first time statewide statistics on needs assessment techniques, goals, local standards, evaluation methods, results, and remedial efforts. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center.; Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Indiana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.