ERIC Number: ED227176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Special Education: A Study to Pilot Techniques Using Existing Data in Skokie School District 68.
Skokie School District 68, IL.
The kindergarten through eighth grade Skokie School District 68 contains approximately 1,450 students with 15 percent served in special education classes. District 68 provides services to learning disabled, behavior disordered, and low functioning children through a comprehensive program of special education which includes identification and evaluation, multidisciplinary staffing, intense parent involvement, and special education and related services in the least restrictive setting. Three data collection instruments were developed to assess the special education services. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) checklist (Appendix A) was developed to assess the quality of IEPs. A data collection record sheet (Appendix B) was written to collect information concerning the type and amount of service, student goals and progress in achieving those goals, standardized test scores, and birth dates. An interview schedule (Appendix C) was developed to examine the perceptions of special education staff regarding the IEP process, particular instructional strategies, and the interaction between regular and special education teachers and students. Discussed are the methodology of the instruments, as well as the objective-by-objective results and practical implications. The results suggest that Skokie District 68 special education programs are operating effectively and are generally beneficial to handicapped students. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Skokie School District 68, IL.