ERIC Number: ED224151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Local Special Education Planning Model: User's Manual.
Hartman, Peggy L.; Hartman, William T.
To help school districts estimate the present and future needs and costs of their special education programs, this manual presents the Local Special Education Planning Model, an interactive computer program (with worksheets) that provides a framework for using a district's own data to analyze its special education program. Part 1 of the manual discusses the model, its development, and its four operating steps, which include filling out worksheets, entering the data into the computer, reviewing the output, and making alternative projections. Part 2 describes how to complete the eight worksheets, which cover basic district data, special education categories and instructional programs, related district services, current and anticipated student placements in the instructional programs, personnel ratios, and district support services. Entering the data into the computer is explained in part 3, while part 4 reviews 18 reports generated by the model that show the current and future costs, placements, personnel requirements, and program and services requirements of a district's total special education program. The final part discusses how to generate alternative projections. Attached to the manual are copies of the model's computer program and blank copies of the eight worksheets. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Information Systems, Mathematical Models, Program Costs, School Districts, Special Education, Student Placement, Student Teacher Ratio, Worksheets
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.