ERIC Number: ED185767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Pupil Progress Toward the Least Restrictive Environment.
Jenkins, Joseph R.; And Others
The authors consider reasons for increased emphasis on measuring pupil progress in special education, the use made of pupil progress data, the desirable qualities of measurement systems, and some problems associated with current commercially available data systems. Techniques for measurement are discussed, based on the requirements of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, for the least restrictive environment (LRE). The authors assert that measurement rooted in the principle of LRE is more consistent with the intents of the law and more useful. In addition, they suggest that such measurement better meets the requirements for technical adequacy. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act