ERIC Number: ED295373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
School Resource Center (SRC).
School Resource Center, Austin, TX.
The School Resource Center (SRC) in Austin, Texas, is intended to provide a system to link teachers and parents with various public and private information sources in order to improve instructional practice and eliminate unnecessary and costly referrals to special education services. It will collect information from private education agencies, professional organizations, and training institutions and offer services directly to individuals or to school districts on a subscription basis. This document is comprised of two booklets pertaining to the SRC. The main booklet outlines the underlying philosophy of the center, provides a systems model for its operations, and describes how a typical information request might be handled. An accompanying "Student Information Survey Booklet" contains an instrument adapted from the "Minnesota Review of Observations for Learning Disabilities." Teachers can use it to record observations about an individual student's behavior in reading, listening comprehension, oral expression, written expression, and mathematics. The completed booklet is returned to the School Resource Center for analysis and preparation of a "Student Information Survey Profile" (an example is provided). The profile identifies the student's relative strengths and limitations and provides suggestions on how to modify instructional approaches to best meet the student's needs. It includes a general narrative review of problem areas and supplies detailed teaching techniques tailored to the individual student. (VW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Resource Center, Austin, TX.