ERIC Number: ED221985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Evaluation of Special Education Effectiveness.
Plog, Michael, Ed.
The handbook is designed for school administrators interested in evaluating their special education program. It contains information about techniques which may be used to gather evaluation data about programs, including goals attainment scaling, goal free evaluation, the Q-sort Technique, comparison of educational plans and service delivery, cost analysis, needs assessment, and historical documentation. An introductory chapter reviews questions to consider when selecting an evaluator and drawing up an evaluation contract. Considerations in the appropriate use of evaluation information are identified, and two purposes of evaluation data are discussed: to provide a systematic clarification of the functioning of a program and to provide information for assessing merit and making decisions. A final chapter presents an example of a special education evaluation. Thirty-three references are listed in an appendix for further reading. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Education, Springfield. Div. of Specialized Educational Services.