ERIC Number: ED229983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How the US Navy Can Help Take the Pain out of the Referral Process.
Radencich, Marguerite C.
PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique), an approach developed by the Navy to identify time and cost resources and organize steps to streamline management, can smooth the special education referral process. PERT is a sophisticated scheduling method which, when adapted to the district, can expose bottlenecks, accurately estimate timelines, and provide for ongoing monitoring. Definition of objectives and breakdown of the work are the initial steps. The project is subdivided into small and easily managed units. The process of subdivision continues until the desired level of detail is reached. A network is then developed showing the interrelationships and priorities of the steps needed to reach the objectives, including time specifications, staff responsibilities, and cost estimates. Use of the PERT system can be taught to anyone involved in managing the referral process in a half day workshop or three hourly sessions. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Program Evaluation and Review Technique
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).