ERIC Number: ED087170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Accountability Study of the Program for Trainable Mentally Retarded Children and Youth. Summary Evaluation Report 1971-72.
Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.; Institute for the Development of Educational Auditing, Arlington, VA.
Summarized are evaluation activities and results for the first year of an accountability study for trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children and youth carried out by the Duval County School Board of Jacksonville, Florida. It is explained that the evaluation design included the construction and implementation of criterion measures, statistical analysis of resulting data, development of a management information system, and development of a suitable cost-benefit model. It is reported that tests (administered three times during the school year) dealt with 398 formulated objectives in three areas (social adequacy, language, vocational readiness) at six levels (from Primary I to pre occupational). Provided are statistics on percentages of pupils by sex and race, IQ levels of pupils, and attendance of pupils. Findings indicate that language objectives were generally the most difficult for pupils to master; that Primary I objectives had the highest achievement rates; that low correlations were found with pupil achievement of objectives and school, sex, race, physical disabilities, enrollment, attendance, and teacher; and that strong correlations existed between total score and year within level, and between total score and most recent IQ. Overall results of the cost-effectiveness analysis are said to have shown an average cost of $96 per objective achieved per student. Recommendations included the continued development of the accountability model and its application to other TMR programs. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.; Institute for the Development of Educational Auditing, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV