ERIC Number: ED235605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Individual Student Assessment Process: Lincoln Public Schools, 1982-83.
Heskett, Eldon; Sherrill, Don
The paper describes a framework for assessing students with suspected learning or behavior problems. The process is outlined in sequences which are designed to guide staff from the point of identification to the point where an alternative program may be recommended. Each sequence is described in terms of a step title, a description of procedures to be taken in the step, documentation procedures for the step, and question(s) to be answered before proceeding to the next step. The framework is intended to provide structure for making a "least-biased" assessment using a multidisciplinary team approach. Steps include documenting educational performance; contacting parents; conducting staffings; preparing and conducting an assessment; preparing assessment reports; forming an admissions, review, and dismissal committee; developing and approving Individual Education Programs; making placement decisions; and periodically evaluating student progress. Extensive appendixes include sample forms and procedural information for the admissions, review and dismissal committee. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Public Schools, NE.
Note: The document was prepared through the Department of Student Services and the Department of Special Education. The process has been adapted from a model developed by James A. Tucker called "Nineteen Steps for Assuring Nonbiased Placement of Students in Special Education."