ERIC Number: ED148039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Scaling Methodology to the Evaluation of Special Education Programs. Final Report.
Heath, Robert W.
Described is a study in which a method of program evaluation was field tested on three types of elementary special education programs: speech impaired, educable mentally retarded, and educationally handicapped. Discussed is the development of a method which included the following attributes: direct observation; practicality; consideration of characteristics judged important by parents, pupils, and educators; and production of results which would be useful to improve the program. Statistical data is presented on pair-comparison of programs according to five attributes: individualization of instruction, global quality, pupil progress, pupil identification and evaluation, and program management. It is explained that the results of these pair-comparisons were analyzed and the ranking of programs was determined. Among conclusions listed is that the procedures identified and operationally defined characteristics of special programs important to those persons involved. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: NOMOS Inst., Berkeley, CA.
Note: State grant reference No. 75-151