ERIC Number: ED197800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
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A Strategy for Developing a Policy on Assessment of Students in Compliance with California Law AB 1250.
Bohuslov, Esther Buchanan; Bohuslov, Ronald L.
In view of federal and state legislation requiring community colleges to meet the individual needs of physically or developmentally handicapped students, a three-part study was conducted at the College of Alameda to examine the feasibility of instituting a policy that would mandate assessment tests for all incoming students as a means of identifying those who are legally eligible for special services or counseling. The study involved: (1) a survey of 105 full-time College of Alameda faculty to determine their awareness of legislation concerning the handicapped and to assess their attitudes toward a policy of required testing; (2) a survey of the presidents of 95 California community colleges to identify established policies on assessment testing and the college's responsibility for compliance with legislation concerning the handicapped; and (3) letters to the Superintendent of the California Department of Education, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the Superintendent of the Alameda County School System asking them to identify established policies. The study report details the major provisions of the legislation in question (i.e., Public Law 94-142 and California Assembly Bill 1250), presents the methodology and findings of each study component, and recommends that the College of Alameda adopt a policy statement calling for voluntary assessment testing. The questionnaires are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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