ERIC Number: ED257246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Predictors of Eligibility for ESY. Final Report.
Browder, Diane M.; And Others
Evaluation of eligibility for extended school year (ESY) services was made based on informaton contained in school files in a stratified sampling across Pennsylvania. Subjects had been classified as severely and profoundly mentally retarded and were divided into groups based on eligibility for programming in excess of 180 days or ineligibility for these services. The variables related to the eligibility criteria set forth in "Battle v. Commonwealth" including the nature and severity of the handicaps, self-sufficiency, and skill regression. Also, several administrative variables were examined. The analysis revealed that the ESY group had received more diagnoses of health impairments and had had more school initiated contacts with parents. The ESY group also had more objectives that were incomplete and of indeterminable self-sufficiency. Results are reviewed for recommendations for future research and practice. Appendixes contain correspondence and data collection sheets. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania