ERIC Number: ED223062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Program Monitor Manual: A Guidebook for Program Adopters.
Musumeci, Marilyn; Koen, Susan
The manual provides a set of guidelines for documenting and assessing the degree to which the classroom component of the validated Regional Program for Preschool Handicapped Children is being replicated at other adoption sites. Section 1 identifies the three key elements of the Regional Program: the interactive teaching process; the transdisciplinary training, assessment, and consultation model; and the parent involvement model. Within each key element, sub-elements are identified (e.g. staffing patterns, individualized instruction, and parent involvement) as well as specific indicators which further define these elements in observable terms. The second section, on phases of program implementation, covers start-up and installation. A timeline is provided to show when each key element should be in place. Section 2 discusses how the implementation of the program is documented. The instruments required for the collection of monitoring data are provided and described. The next section provides instructions on how the data gathered by the program monitor should be reported to the Regional Program. A schedule for reporting and appropriate reporting forms are also included. The final section addresses the assessment of program impact. A discussion of the Regional Program's approach to impact assessment is included along with instructions on instruments and reporting procedures to be used. Appended are a glossary of terms for the installation phase role and the behavioral observation schedule, hints for conducting observations, and a general dissemination glossary. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Resource Management, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Identifiers: Regional Program Preschool Handicapped Children