ERIC Number: ED079879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Systems Procedure Manual for Conducting a Needs Assessment.
Marinelli, Joseph J.
Reported in the manual are systems procedures to assess needs of educable mentally retarded (EMR) children and adults in three Florida counties in terms of EMR student and teacher assessment, EMR classroom programs, job opportunities, and services available, as a first step in developing a total curriculum. Described are the project's 3 year developmental plan, funding, staffing, and curriculum objectives (such as incorporation of physical skills, and social and vocational competencies from primary through high school levels). Explained are terminology, a flow chart (which shows event, activity number and description, staff member responsibility, and inception and completion dates), and the flow network. Discussed are activities for identifying the EMR population (included are such forms as a behavioral characteristics checklist, and social competencies scales for children and adults); for identifying and appraising teachers (included are a self appraisal form with 20 questions, and forms for observation of teachers); for obtaining information from employers on job requirements; for assessing the present curriculum (such as time EMR pupils spend in regular or EMR classes), for evaluating classroom environment (a checklist of equipment, instructional materials, and questions is included). Also presented are activities for assessing administrative support, school supportive services, and local agencies' support (form included). Briefly described are methods of summarizing information, of communicating with the public, and of evaluating the assessment operation. (For related information, see EC 052 198). (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Agencies, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Occupations, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, School Districts, Systems Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
Exceptional Child Section, Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Project for the Educable Mentally Retarded, Lake Butler, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida