ERIC Number: ED280198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Program Inventory. National Needs Analysis Project: Fostering Quality Program Planning and Design in the Area of Serious Emotional Disturbance.
Grosenick, J. K.; And Others
The document consists of a 125-item evaluation instrument for use in assessing the overall plan and quality of programs in the area of serious emotional disturbance (SED) or behavior disorders. Questions are organized according to the following nine categories (based on identified components of a well-designed SED program): (1) respondent and program information; (2) program philosophy; (3) student needs and identification; (4) goals; (5) instructional methods and curriculum; (6) community involvement; (7) program design and operation; (8) exit procedures; and (9) evaluation. Rating scales are the predominant response format, but short answers and checklists are also used. An addendum provides information and background on the four major steps in development of the instruction: identifying components of a well-conceptualized SED program; developing specific items for the instrument; conducting a comprehensive field test; and revising the instrument based on input from field sites. The addendum also includes information on methods for determining the reliability of the instrument and tables outlining percentages of school districts providing specified services. (JW)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.; Oregon Univ., Eugene.