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ERIC Number: ED273082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
CARF Accreditation: Summary of 500 Surveys, 1982-1984. Public Policy Monograph Series Number 21 (A Working Paper).
Hemp, Richard; And Others
A project entitled "Using Accreditation Results for Statewide Program Evaluation" reviewed agency and client characteristics and outcomes for surveys conducted between 1980 and 1984 by the Accreditation Council for Services for Mentally Retarded and Other Developmentally Disabled Persons (ACMRDD) and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). This report presents a summary review of 500 CARF surveys of developmental disability programs conducted in 13 states (California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington). Nine program service components were assessed: (1) infant and early childhood development; (2) vocational evaluation; (3) work adjustment; (4) occupational skill training; (5) job placement; (6) work services; (7) activity services; (8) residential services; and (9) independent living programs. Part I of this report introduces the project and provides information on CARF. Part II explains the project methodology, including maintenance of confidentiality, selection of the states, data collection methods, and the use of analytical summaries. Part III presents survey results, with sections discussing an overview of the surveys, accreditation criteria, organizational characteristics, individual program services, comparisons of institutional characteristics, and identification of critical standards. Results indicated that some of the components such as work services and work adjustment were provided in 65 percent or more of the surveyed institutions, while others, such as infant and early childhood development and independent living, were offered by less than 10 percent of the organizations. Twenty-six tables and charts present survey data, and seven appendices, making up over half the document, include statistical information on CARF standards and surveys. (CB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Child Development, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Job Placement, Job Training, Residential Programs, Standards, State Programs, State Surveys, Vocational Evaluation
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
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 related document, see EC 190 276. Appended materials contain small print.