ERIC Number: ED332472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Step Guide for Comprehensive Educational Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments.
Caetano, Anthony P., Ed.; Gleason, Deborah J., Ed.
The goal of this guide is to provide Massachusetts teachers of visually impaired students with an opportunity to increase the quality of evaluation procedures through a more consistent approach to assessment and to provide a means of recording the outcomes of such assessment procedures in more meaningful ways. The guide covers basic elements fundamental for determining necessary specialized instruction and support for visually impaired pupils. These include: procedures for collecting pre-referral information; procedures for determining the specific areas to assess; a list of 62 assessment instruments/procedures for assessing these areas; concise reporting format for outlining and presenting outcomes and recommendations; and strategies for communicating assessment findings during the team evaluation process. These assessment procedures are organized into 10 steps: request information from the person who made the initial referral; request an examination by an eye specialist; offer help to other participants on the team; interview parent(s) or guardian(s); interview present or former classroom teacher/therapist; interview student; select and administer assessment and evaluation instruments; identify potential media for reading; summarize results of interviews and assessments and determine recommendations; and present summary and recommendations to the team chairperson and the Administrator of Special Education. Forms are supplied for implementing each step of the process. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Produced by the Massachusetts Vision Resources Library.