ERIC Number: ED243301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Computer Management: I.E.P. in the Stevens Point, Wisconsin Public Schools.
An administrator describes a systematic approach to develop, store, and recall individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped students. The approach is designed to reduce time requirements and make classroom supervision and long term student data management more efficient. A thesaurus (presently, over 4,000 entries are stored in the Burroughs 6700 memory) of area, task, and skills (with numeration for computer usage) for behavioral objectives (appended) lists behaviorally based objectives for use in developing the IEPs. Thirty-three areas are represented in the thesaurus, including articulation, basic concepts, community management, gross and fine motor coordination, mathematics, reading skills, social interaction, vocabulary, and sensory/experience integration. Areas are further broken down into tasks and skills. The completed list of objectives is entered into the computer, and a mini-IEP and a longitudinal review of student progress are produced. The system can be used prior to yearly reviews, as well. Additional appended material includes sample IEPs (in computer printout form) developed using the approach. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council of Administrators of Special Education Computer Use Conference (Indianapolis, IN, March 24, 1983).