ERIC Number: ED371012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Using a Transition Needs Assessment as an Evaluation Tool for a Statewide Effort To Increase Transition Opportunities.
Espinola, Diane Liebert
The use of a needs assessment instrument as part of the evaluation of a statewide systems change grant, "Increasing Transition Opportunities for Connecticut Youth with Disabilities," is described. A Connecticut Transition Needs Assessment instrument was revised to include seven school components and five community components identified as critical for comprehensive transition planning. This instrument and methodology can be used by school districts and communities for measuring progress in transition programming and resources for youth with disabilities. Twelve school districts served as demonstration sites and participated in the baseline Needs Assessment Study of 1993. The communities varied greatly in the current status of transition programs and resources. The comparison of the baseline data and the post-needs assessment data that will be collected in years three and five of the grant (1995 and 1997) will provide a measure of how well the system's change initiative has increased the transition programming and resources for Connecticut youth with disabilities. Eight tables and four figures present the data. (Contains 1 reference.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).