ERIC Number: ED123831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Pupil Appraisal 1975 to 1990: A Delphi Study. Technical Report Number 2.
Morrow, Henry W.; Yates, James R.
Analyzed by the Delphi technique were the opinions of 100 professionals on possible technological and other changes which may impact the assessment process of handicapped students in educational environments. Analyzed were three rounds of questionnaires which were given to Ss in the following professional groupings: medical and technical, assessment practitioners, academicians/trainier/theoreticians, and lawyers and legislators. Ss were first asked to predict future events which would influence pupil appraisal, then asked to predict the date of the events, and then allowed to change their date estimates after receiving the total group estimates. Results were determined for eight areas: societal values and public opinion; litigation and legislation; new medical procedures and drug applications; computer technology, inventions, and technical breakthroughs; placement and classification; curriculum and educational programing changes; assessment technology; and university training. The following are among predicted trends: increasing efforts in locating unserved hnadicapped students, continuing litigation on the education and employment of the handicapped, the use of drugs to improve behavior and learning, reduction of institutionalization of the mentally retarded due to extensive use of behavioral modification techniques, increasing use of criterion referenced tests by classroom teachers, and the requirement of courses in the exceptional child in most educational preparatory programs. Appended are the three questionnaires. Four critical reviews are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Regional Resource Center, Austin.