ERIC Number: ED232329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Functional Abilities of Moderate Learning Students.
Brundage, Elvira; And Others
The "Assessment of Functional Abilities of Moderate Learning Students" test is presented, along with a list of objectives being tested and brief test administration instructions. The test, which was developed by special education teachers of Cortland-Madison, New York, contains test items for the following 12 strands of a curriculum for secondary school students: vocational/work study; environment; health and safety; adult life; home management; child care; money management; leisure time; citizenship; and functional reading, writing, and math. The test is designed to be administered at the beginning of high school to help identify student weaknesses in developing the Individualized Education Program and also to senior high students who are candidates for a certificate award. In addition to a listing of objectives for all 12 curricular areas, information is presented for each objective indicating where the associated test items are located and how the items are to be tested. The objective sheets serve as a summary of what the student knows and does not know. Among the materials included in the student test booklet are the following: a job application form, a pay stub, a map, questions on drugs, a circle graph, a utility bill, a bank statement, questions about loans, questions about common reading materials (e.g., train schedule, food product label, newspaper article, mathematical problems, questions about a grocery advertisement), and questions about geometric figures. (SEW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Education, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Environmental Education, Family Life, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading, Health Education, High Schools, Home Management, Learning Problems, Leisure Time, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies, Money Management, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.