ERIC Number: ED215467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Efficiency in Continuous Evaluation of IEP Goals.
Fuchs, Lynn; And Others
A series of 5 studies, involving 10 special education elementary teachers in a rural educational cooperative, examined teacher efficiency in employing repeated, curriculum based measurement of individualized education program goals. The first study established a baseline rate of teacher efficiency; the next three studies examined the effect of alternative measurement strategies on that efficiency; a final study followed up the efficiency of these teachers 1 year after training and contrasted their efficiency with the efficiency of a group of teachers who had been trained differently. Single case experimental designs and descriptive statistics were employed. Results indicated that measurement activities were time consuming for teachers at first, but that systematic procedural changes did improve the teachers' efficiency. Additionally, the followup study revealed that teachers who were trained directly had improved their efficiency by the end of the year, while teachers trained primarily by means of manuals had reduced their efficiency. This suggested that face to face training procedures might affect initial teacher efficiency as well as improvement in efficiency over time. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.