ERIC Number: ED236887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives in Evaluation and Grading of Special Needs Students. Missouri LINCpaper 823.
Dick, Marlene A.
The paper addresses problems and strategies for evaluating mainstreamed students in vocational education classes. In addition to grading concerns, the area of graduation requirements is also considered. Alternatives to traditional methods of evaluation, including competencey based evaluation and adaptation of assessment techniques are described as ways to assess performance while still allowing for individualization. Alternatives to traditional grading approaches are also identified, including use of "satisfactory" and "unsatisfactory" markings, written evaluations, skill reports, self-evaluation, contract grading systems, and allowance for flexibility in class time. Among alternatives to graduation requirements noted are course substitution; modification of curriculum, method, evaluation, or materials; provision of additional time to meet requirements; and adaptation of traditional coursework to include work study, work training, independent study, and credit for part-time work experience. Finally, the role of the individualized education plan and the individualized vocational plan in evaluation is discussed. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Graduation Requirements, Individualized Education Programs, Nontraditional Education, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
LINCpapers/Missouri LINC, 609 Maryland, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Note: The document is a publication of Missouri LINC.