ERIC Number: ED292261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Current Computer Software for the Development of Individualized Educational Programs.
This paper reviews computer software designed for the development, management, and updating of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for disabled students. Selection criteria required that the software perform multiple tasks related to the writing of IEPs, be appropriate for use in a medium-sized school district, and be appropriate for a severely handicapped population. The software identified was most frequently available for Apple systems, followed by Radio Shack and IBM personal computers. The systems' functions include, among others: developing, organizing, storing, editing, and retrieving a data bank of goals, objectives, and resources; storing student's objectives, evaluative criteria for objectives, and strategies and materials for curricular areas; developing treatment plans, service plans, lesson plans, and curricula; cross tabulating and statistical summary capabilities; and monitoring due process and procedural safeguards. For each of the almost 60 software programs listed, the following information is provided: title, publisher's name and address, computer system the software can be used on, cost, remarks on the software's utility, and information source. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum, Database Management Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Lesson Plans, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, Selection, Severe Disabilities, Statistical Analysis, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.
Note: A Data-Based Decisions Project, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education.