ERIC Number: ED125230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Model Appraisal and Record System for Special Education Services in Local School Districts. Maxi II Practicum Report.
Stephens, Preston C.
The appraisal awareness committee of Region XX (made up of 51 school districts in the San Antonio, Texas area) CASE (Council for Administrators of Special Education) studied issues connected with the student appraisal process particularly in the categories of language/learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and mentally handicapped. The committee was subdivided into five groups to provide solutions to a need for legal protection, a need for uniform eligibility standards, a need for a standard set of forms, a need for a model appraisal flow chart, and a need to standardize the roles of supportive personnel. Solutions to all of the needs but the last (dealing with role standardization) were proposed. The majority of the items were accepted by Region XX CASE, and an Appraisal Awareness Seminar was held to explain the recommendations. The project was evaluated along three areas: process (described in terms of staff, clerical assistance, facility utilization, and monetary support); products resulting from the project (including reports of the various committees, a set of forms for implementing a common appraisal system, and a manual explaining the model appraisal process); and effects of the project (including a drop in the number of students found eligible for the educable mentally handicapped program due to the requirement of more exact criteria for placement). (Appendixes, which make up the bulk of the document, include information on the organizational meeting and plan, committee reports, the project's manual for understanding the special education appraisal process, a copy of state board policy, and examples of individually administered intelligence tests.) (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)