ERIC Number: ED242184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Assessment of Social Interaction. EASI. An Observational Checklist for Measuring Social Interactions between Nondisabled and Severely Disabled Students in Integrated Settings.
Goetz, Lori; And Others
The report describes the development and use of the Educational Assessment of Social Interaction (EASI), part of project REACH (Regular Education for All Children with Handicaps). The EASI is intended for program evaluation rather than individual student evaluation. The scale, originally developed to measure interactions among severely disabled and nondisabled students in integrated settings, measures social interactions in terms of four major dimensions: (1) role (initiate/acknowledge), (2) purpose (social, helping, teaching); (3) topography (isolated or inappropriate behavior directed to self or others); and (4) descriptive information (who/activity). A sample data collection sheet is included, and an example of data from one of four students involved in field testing is presented. Cautions in using the scale are cited. (CL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA.; San Francisco Unified School District, CA.