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ERIC Number: ED171088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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The Assessment Placement and Monitoring Index: A Non-Categorical Severity Scale for Handicapped Students.
Renter, Chuck; And Others
The APMI (Assessment, Placement, and Monitoring Index) is a non-categorical placement procedure designed to facilitate objective assessment, placement, and monitoring of exceptional children (ages 4 and up). The purpose of the APMI is to offer an "alternative" model for determining "severity" that (1) describes the needs of the individual handicapped student, and (2) demonstrates a program that will facilitate services to those needs. Evaluation for the scale is made in three areas: classroom skills (academic and personal independence), communications skills, and classroom behavior. Children 4-7 years are evaluated in the pre-academic areas of cognition, motor development, and memory. Children 8-years and older are evaluated in the academic areas of reading, math, and spelling, as well as general intelligence. Personal independence is measured by both formal and informal means. A communication score is arrived at by combining scores on four basic areas of communication (articulation, language, fluency, and voice). Behavior evaluation is made by informal means for less involved children, and by formal measurement in severely involved children. The placement process has been used to place 1400 school age children. It has been found that the procedure allows for easy identification of the student's needs and therefore meets the requirements of the individualized educational plan. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
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Language: English
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