ERIC Number: ED213153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Allegheny Intermediate Unit Exceptional Children's Program: Improved Individual Instruction Program. Final Report 1977-1980.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
The document reports 1979-80 progress of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Exceptional Children's Program for Improved Individual Instruction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the project is designed to develop new materials and resources for developing math and reading skills in learning disabled students. Progress is described for the following program components: resource materials, mastery tests, advisory council, staff identification and training, computer system development, and dissemination. Among the evaluation instruments developed were the teacher inservice evaluation form, an implementation and master teacher checklist, and individualized education program (IEP) collection instruments. A number of computer forms also resulted including the teacher data input form, the student checklist and progress form, and the suggested resource list. Problems which occurred in program implementation involved such areas as coding appropriate resource information in the computer data bank and computer staff turnover. Among major benefits were the systematic development of IEPs, successful use of the resource retrieval component, and the use of skill mastery tests as formal documentation of student developmental progress. Results from the third year's project evaluation showed a larger number of instructional objectives per child, increased numbers of updated objectives on each student's IEP, decreased amount of teacher time required to write and update IEPs, increased teacher knowledge/familiarity with new and/or different instructional resources, and computer generated program records which corresponded closely with teacher maintained records. Appendixes, which make up approximately half the document, include dissemination news articles, journal reports, and brochures; sample evaluation instruments; computer forms; a sample resource listing; a sample IEP; a sample performance report; and sample mastery tests. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)