ERIC Number: ED217666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Phoenix Union High School District #210: Learning Disabled/Emotionally Handicapped Program. 1980/81 Program Evaluation, Report No. 33:10:80/81:031.
Norris, Carol A.; And Others
The Learning Disabled/Emotionally Handicapped (LD/EH) Program in the Phoenix Union High School District served 2,413 students during 1980-81 with either a resource or self contained program. The ethnic distribution of LD students was consistent with the overall District ratio. In the EH program, however, there were more Anglo and Native Americans proportionately than there were in the District as a whole, and fewer Hispanics. More LD/EH students were freshmen and sophomores than were juniors and seniors. Those LD/EH students who participated in state mandated achievement testing for 2 consecutive years made significant gains in reading, language, and math. However, their average test scores were three to five grades below District averages, and were particularly low in language. A majority of students in the LD/EH program rated the program as "excellent" or "good." A majority of parents responding to a survey thought the LD/EH program was "very effective" or "effective." Most were satisfied with their children's placement within the program. LD/EH staff members seemed satisfied with their students and the amount of student improvement, but a substantial minority were dissatisfied with the facilities, equipment, and materials available. In general, they had more positive opinions about student improvement than did either the students or the parents. Regular classroom teachers indicated only a moderate level of understanding about the program. While many stated that LD/EH students were able to keep up with the work in their classes, 20% or more did not like the idea of mainstreaming LD or EH students. Almost half felt the LD/EH program was "worthwhile" or "very worthwhile," however. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona (Phoenix)