ERIC Number: ED207273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Eight Years of Special Education Research in a Large Urban School District.
Reisman, Karen Cortell; Macy, Daniel J.
The authors consider the special education research studies conducted for the Special Education Department of the Dallas Independent School District. The Dallas evaluation model utilized a modification of the CIPP model which delineated four kinds of evaluation information: context (which describes the state of the world before intervention), input (which describes the intervention strategies), process (which describes the implementation of strategies), and product (which describes the impact of intervention). Forty-seven research studies conducted over an 8 year interval addressed research questions falling into seven categories: context/needs, student description, model description, functional quality, model effects, people reaction, and cost. Six major topical areas were covered by research and evaluation efforts--mainstream programing 1972-1977, Child Find Project 1975-1980, early intervention 1975-1981, individualized education program (IEP) implementation 1972-1978, programing for emotionally disturbed children 1978-1981, and standardized testing 1976-1977 and 1980-1981. Some study outcomes were that more than half the IEPs sampled did not include annual goals in concert with short term objectives and test performance by special students was low. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Dallas)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).