ERIC Number: ED201711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Single Skill Training Courses (SST Courses). E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-80.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
The purpose of the Single Skill Training Courses offered to teachers in the District of Columbia was to meet staff development needs by providing short, concentrated training modules covering a variety of topics within the areas of mainstreaming handicapped students, providing individualized instruction, and implementing a competency based curriculum. Teachers received recertification credit for each completed course. Both the management and instructional components of the program were evaluated through a process which called for a comparison of stated objectives to actual outcomes. Findings showed that forty modular courses were offered, all of which were relevant to the staff development needs of the district; three modules were packaged and distributed as staff development activities; instructors specified the manner and degree of mastery teachers were required to demonstrate for course credit and followed their proposed plans; and 95 percent of the teachers who participated in modules agreed with positive statements concerning course effectiveness. Relevant course documents and evaluative data are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV