ERIC Number: ED283336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness Indicators for Special Education: A Reference Tool. First Edition.
Mid-South Regional Resource Center, Lexington, KY.; Center for Resource Management, Hampton, NH.
Designed as a reference tool for use at state and local levels by administrators, teachers, and parent groups, the document consolidates research on special education, school and classroom effectiveness, and other indicators of effectiveness and quality into a consistent format. Introductory material orients users, and contextual factors (demographics, fiscal resources, and characteristics of the student population) are noted. The body of the document is divided into six areas: (1) philosophy, policies, and procedures; (2) resource allocation; (3) staffing and leadership; (4) parent participation and community and interagency involvement; (5) instruction; and (6) program and student outcomes. Each area contains statements indicative of effective special and regular education programs. For example, the area of staffing and leadership is divided into three sections: staff characteristics, attitudes, and relationships; staff development; and program and instructional leadership. The section on staff development begins with a stated rationale followed by 18 indicator statements (e.g., "Inservice plans are developed collaboratively by inservice clients, providers, and relevant constituencies"). Sources for the indicators are listed at the end of each section, and a full bibliography is provided in the appendix. A final section describes intended uses and outlines the developmental history of the document. (JW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Special Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers; Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-South Regional Resource Center, Lexington, KY.; Center for Resource Management, Hampton, NH.
Note: Developed by the national RRC (Regional Research Center) Panel on Indicators of Effectiveness in Special Education.