ERIC Number: ED209277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-23
Secondary Programming for the Handicapped. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-80.
The Secondary Program for the Handicapped performs vocational evaluations on secondary handicapped students in order to improve their programming by making their education more relevant to future jobs. Extensive improvement in instructional programming was achieved for one-third of the students served, with modest benefits for another third, and negligible effects for the last third. These benefits were limited by factors external to the Vocational Evaluation Center. For three of five districts studied, important spinoff effects on the secondary school special education program were identified. Educators discussed the vocational evaluation reports; the only possible area for improvement might be debriefing. More than twice the number of students expected were served. Sixty percent of the students were learning disabled; 18 percent were emotionally disturbed; other eligibilities accounted for relatively small percentage. Besides achieving its objectives, this project demonstrated continuous improvements in its procedures; conducted outreach activities; and performed over 100 group-based prevocational skills screenings. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.
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