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ERIC Number: ED299280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Transportation Program, P.L. 94-142. 1985-86 Evaluation Report.
Case, Elizabeth J.; Bouchard, Donald
Overall effectiveness and impact were evaluated for the Alternative Transportation Program (ATP) of the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools, funded under Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Two specialists implemented the ATP, which developed and presented curricula and assemblies tailored to handicapped students on bus and pedestrian safety. The program also involved alternative transportation assessments and inservice and technical assistance for transportation providers working with the handicapped. Behavioral intervention strategies were designed and implemented for children with behavioral problems on buses. Data were collected by interviews with special education personnel; review of Transportation Office records; and surveys of 40 principals/assistant principals, 41 special education teachers, 5 special education aides, 7 support personnel, and 109 transportation providers. Major findings were: (1) 3,348 students from 101 schools participated; (2) two-thirds of transportation providers felt better prepared after training; (3) student behavior problems were reduced by almost 68%; (4) 98% of the teachers used the safety curriculum; (6) over 65% of educators and transportation personnel agreed that the program should continue; (7) more inservices were requested; and (8) liaison services were appreciated. Overall, the program's impact was decidedly positive. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Planning, Research and Accountability.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act