ERIC Number: ED335828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Effectiveness Development System (SEEDS), 1989-1990 Report.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
This evaluation report of special education in the State of Delaware consists of three parts: (1) a position paper that summarizes the conceptual and philosophical basis for the evaluation system; (2) a profile of first year evaluation findings; and (3) a draft of the Long Range Implementation Plan. The evaluation model considers process, resources, and program indicators. The position paper explains the 10 assumptions underlying the model. The profile section evaluates four areas: (1) development of academic, vocational, and behavioral skills; (2) effective transition from school to the adult community; (3) the quality of post-school life; and (4) satisfaction of the stakeholders with the programs and services. The profile first presents demographic data, then reports results (with graphs and tables as well as narrative) of evaluation of each of the four areas. The long range plan addresses six components of the evaluation system and identifies proposed activities. The components are: consensus building on effectiveness; development and maintenance of the "pulse-taking" system; the process for data-based decision making; in-depth studies of special issues; self-evaluations by the Exceptional Children/Special Programs division; and self-evaluations by local education associations. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Long Range Planning, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Quality of Life, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Education
Bureau of Archives and Records, Hall of Records, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903 (microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
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