ERIC Number: ED273081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
ACMRDD Acccreditation: Analysis of Nationwide Survey Results, 1980-1984. Public Policy Monograph Series Number 20.
Hemp, Richard; Braddock, David
This analysis of survey activities of the Accreditation Council for Services for Mentally Retarded and Other Developmentally Disabled Persons (ACMRDD) is designed to provide program administrators and state agency officials with comprehensive descriptive information on 296 surveys conducted by the council from 1980 through 1984. Part I of this report summarizes the ACMRDD survey process, the method of the study, and the agency classification system used by the project. Part II presents study results in five sections: (1) analysis by type of agency (large or small, public or private, residential or nonresidential); (2) agency and client characteristics in the most recently surveyed agencies; (3) analysis of this data by type of agency; (4) the impact of previous surveys on the agencies' success with accreditation; and (5) identification of critical accreditation standards. The third part of the report presents a summary, suggests additional research, and offers recommendations to the ACMRDD and to agencies seeking accreditation. Among recommendations for the use of the survey are improving and consolidating formats for data collection and modifying the survey application form to facilitate completion by the applicant agency and to consistently solicit relevant data. It is also recommended that those agencies comtemplating the survey should conduct a simulation of the actual survey experience. Twenty tables and 13 charts supplement the text, and eight appendices, making up nearly half the document, include survey and data collection formats, statistical summary of agency and client characteristics, enumeration and ranking of critical standards, and enumeration of standards with which all agencies were assumed to be in compliance. (CB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Data Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Mental Retardation, National Surveys, Private Education, Public Education, Residential Programs, Standards
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Evaluation and Public Policy Program, Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 ($15.00, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.
Note: A part of the Evaluation and Public Policy Program. For a related document, see EC 190 277. Appended material contains small print.