ERIC Number: ED204948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Behavior Rating Scale for Emotionally Disturbed Students: The Pupil Observation Scale.
Armstrong-Hugg, Robin L.; And Others
The paper describes development of the Pupil Observation Schedule (POS), a computer based system which provides a framework for assessing, evaluating, and reporting behavioral progress of emotionally disturbed students. The POS is used to rate five skill areas--computation, language, reading, reference, and psychomotor skills; and nine behavioral objectives--classroom conformity, task orientation, sense of self worth, self responsibility, emotional control, problem solving, acceptance of authority, respect of others, and social skills. The POS facilitates communication among the school, parent, student, and other professionals during each of four steps integral in developing the student's individualized educational plan (IEP): (1) as an assessment tool, (2) as a summary of ratings and other pertinent information to be presented in the decision making process, (3) as a guide for prioritizing IEP objectives, and (4) as useful information for developing feasible and appropriate individualized strategies. Once the POS is completed and primary needs determined, a process of validating the accuracy of identified needs should include utilization of a team approach, development of an inservice program, and consideration of the "whole child" concept. Appended are forms and sample computer printouts from the POS. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pupil Observation Schedule
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session T-17). Appendices may not reproduce clearly.