ERIC Number: ED279123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Review of Student Assessment Instruments and Practices in Use in the Secondary/Transition Project.
Linn, Robert; DeStefano, Lizanne
Part of a series, this document reports on a study to determine the current status of instrumentation and practices of student assessment in programs concerned with the transition of secondary special education students from school to work or to postsecondary education. The study surveyed the 114 federally funded (Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services) secondary/transition grant applications to gather information on: (1) what student competencies are assessed; (2) what commercially available or locally developed instruments are used; (3) how assessment information is used; and (4) how useful the assessment information is. Results are reported in terms of the following assessment areas: general ability/intelligence, special abilities, vocational skills, academic achievement, language, adaptive behavior, social skills, survival skills, daily living skills, motor skills/dexterity, and lifestyle/consumer satisfaction. The major portion of the document is comprised of appendices which include the model programs survey form and detailed reviews of 112 instruments organized according to the following outline: name of instrument, publisher's name and address, cost, date of publication, competencies assessed, population characteristics, recommended uses, test content and format, administration time, skills/materials required, derived scores/information, norming/standardization practices, reliability, validity, comments, and references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Note: For related documents, see EC 191 736-746.