ERIC Number: ED232412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Pupil Progress in Special Education.
Lederer, James B.
Two years of pilot projects are described that attempt to measure special education pupils' progress without being overly global or overly restrictive. It is explained that to be helpful to students, parents, teachers, and other staff, an evaluation system should provide connections between individualized education programs (IEPs), instructional guides, lesson plans, progress reports, report cards, and testing. An approach was developed which enabled the teacher to audit five variables: suggested annual goals, suggested broad based objectives, instructional activities, instructional resources, and the statement of progress/current levels of functioning. Response from parents and staff to the evaluation approach has been positive, and four conclusions are drawn, including that progress reporting by specialists and related services staff must be examined to determine if the same format is appropriate. Examples of IEP worksheets and progress reports are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Special Services School District, Paramus, NJ.
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