ERIC Number: ED187880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Goal Attainment Scaling Manual, RUL #5. Materials Development Center Reprint 18.
White, Buffy; And Others
This manual consists of three parts: (1) an introduction to Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) as an evaluation tool in rehabilitation, (2) a workbook, and (3) a report of a pilot study of GAS. Chapter 1 discusses GAS as an evaluation procedure and defines it as a way of arranging and expressing time-based treatment cr service goals so that results can be seen and measured. The workbook contained in chapter 2 describes the nine-step GAS process: overall objectives, identification of problem areas, choosing indicators, methodology, choosing "expected" level, filling in high and low levels, filling in intermediate levels, checking the scale, and client's current status. Following a discussion of scoring and a sample case, three case exercises and some multiple choice questions are provided. (Answers are appended.) Chapter 3, Technical Appendix, includes information gathered from the Research Utilization Laboratory's pilot study of GAS at two sites--Community Work and Development Center, Hibbing, Minnesota, and Madison Opportunity Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Data from client satisfaction survey, a questionnaire on the usefulness of GAS in individual cases, and a questionnaire on its general usefulness shows that GAS was enthusiastically accepted. (YLB)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating, Disabilities, Evaluation, Improvement, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Scaling, Success, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin--Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Vocational Service, Chicago, IL.; Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.