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ERIC Number: ED261319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Multidisciplinary Team Functioning in New York State: Surveying Team Characteristics and Elements of Success.
Knoff, Howard M.; And Others
Although multidisciplinary teams (MT) are often available to all students in a school district, questions concerning the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of MTs remain largely unanswered. To examine MT functioning in New York, a survey was conducted with 108 separate MTs representing 43 public school districts. Respondents completed the Multidisciplinary Team Questionnaire (MTQ), a 19-item survey covering background information about the school district, its use and organization of MTs, and the respondent's assessment of the MT's success and other characteristics. The results revealed that 20 percent of the responding districts' MTs did not serve all grades and students, with service most lacking to junior high or middle school and high school students. Many of the MTs were responsible for large numbers of students making full service to all students a difficult task. Individual student assessments, individual student prescription, and teacher consultation were the most frequently cited functions of the team, although MT functioning at the elementary grade level differed from MT functioning at the high school level. Results are presented in two forms: a delineation of the cumulative responses to the 19 MTQ questions, and a discussion of multiple statistical contrasts which address primary ratings, effects, and correlates of MT success. The 19 MTQ questions are included in the text. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York