ERIC Number: ED269955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Ecological Study of School Districts with High and Low Preschool Screening Referral Rates. Early Childhood Assessment Project Research Report #6.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
An ecological study was conducted to investigate social, economic, and political factors that influence referral rates following early childhood screening. Telephone interviews were conducted with school personnel from 17 school districts directly involved in the screening and referral process. Subjects (6 early childhood teachers, 3 preschool coordinators, 3 school nurses, 2 directors of special education, 1 superintendent, and 2 other persons fulfilling various dual roles) were asked to describe the variables in their particular community that either contributed to or impinged upon the referral rate. Results suggested that there are no obvious factors clearly associated with referral rate. Preschool coordinators generally cited similar factors regardless of their system's referral rate. Alternative hypotheses are generated to explain these findings. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: For other reports in this series, see EC 182 736-740.