ERIC Number: ED233520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Louisiana Statewide Assessment and Data Management System for Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, and Deaf-Blind Students. Final Report, 1981-82.
Rawlings, Brenda W.
The report describes Louisiana's effort to survey local education agencies and special schools for information on sensory impaired students (preschool through secondary levels) within the state. Information on demographic factors, educational program descriptions, hearing and vision status, and other educationally significant handicaps was obtained through analysis of individual student profiles. Further, performance of hearing impaired students on the Stanford Achievement Test for Hearing Impaired students (SAT-HI) was analyzed. Methods for obtaining and analyzing information are reviewed. Among data highlights cited are that state schools for the deaf and visually handicapped accounted for approximately 44% of the total population reported; males were predominant in number in all categories of handicap; and two-thirds of students with visual handicaps only were served in self-contained classes. Uses of the data management system include: generating individual student profiles, SAT-HI reports, and verification of subgroups within the sensory impaired population. A major achievement in this year's survey is explained to be the inclusion of the visually handicapped population. Among appendixes are pupil profile forms and detailed tables depicting student distribution. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies.; Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
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