ERIC Number: ED217174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Screening Devices and Programming to Mainstream Handicapped and Disadvantaged Students. Final Report.
A project researched and determined a screening device to identify learning disabled, mentally retarded, and educationally disadvantaged who are served by the Learning Assistance Services (LAS). The Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) was identified as an effective, efficient, and inexpensive screening device for identifying potential special need students. A control group of 21 students from a college-level mid-management course and a sample group of 62 students from the LAS were screened. Students identified as having potential special needs were referred to the Special Needs Program for further evaluation. The project also evaluated services and resources available in the LAS and provided written recommendations regarding screening, evaluation, referral, and resource utilization in the LAS. It was concluded that current LAS services were inadequate because available resources and materials were not appropriately utilized. (Appendixes, amounting to over two-thirds of the report, include the report, Screening Device Evaluation and Selection; LAS Survey and Evaluation, a report; Recommendations for the LAS for four major areas: General Policy; Program, Advising and Entry Level Testing; Instructional Methods and Ongoing Assessment; and Resources and Materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: N/A