ERIC Number: ED209611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Outcome Evaluation of Psychological Services in the Schools.
Hansell, Phyllis S.; Lloyd, Margaret
This paper discusses the importance and usefulness of assessing student goal attainment, reviews the steps required to select intervention goals, and describes several goal attainment measurement systems. Practical difficulties which are likely to be encountered are described and potential solutions to those difficulties are discussed. The importance of support from the school administration is emphasized. The selection of appropriate goals and goal attainment measures to allow judgments to be made about the social and educational values of the treatment procedures is reviewed. Suggestions are made in terms of the roles of psychologists, e.g., they should set standards within educational systems while attempting to evaluate their own effectiveness. (JAC)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Performance, Counselor Role, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Intervention, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Psychological Services, School Psychologists, Student Improvement, Success
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.