ERIC Number: ED291222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures To Develop and Monitor Progress on IEP Goals (Revised).
Mirkin, Phyllis; And Others
This field-tested manual is an extension of an earlier work titled "Data-Based Program Modification: A Manual," and is designed for special education resource teachers to implement with children whose mild and moderate learning handicaps have resulted in discrepancies between actual and expected reading skills. The manual's philosophy is that teachers can improve special education services by systematically measuring student progress toward individualized education program (IEP) goals and then making adjustments to increase program effectiveness. It serves as a prescription for what to measure, how to measure, and how to use measurement data in program evaluation. A discussion of the development of measurement procedures and of such technical considerations as validity and reliability begins the manual. Procedures are provided for frequent measurement of reading from the level representing the student's long-range goals in the curriculum. Units on charting student scores and writing data-based long-range IEP goals are included, along with information on graphing the long-range goal and collecting on-going data. The final unit on data utilization provides guidance in deciding when to change the program, based on graphs of student scores. (JDD)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Utilization, Graphs, Individualized Education Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Remedial Reading, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 201 992 and ED 144 270. Revised by Caren Wesson.