ERIC Number: ED301997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Systems Level Transition Needs Assessment: Step-by-Step Procedures How To Conduct the Assessment.
Development Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
This resource guide outlines procedures for efficiently and effectively planning and implementing transition programming for at-risk students. Based on a review and synthesis of needs assessment systems in transition programs, a flow chart is presented showing step-by-step procedures recommended for local transition needs assessments. Steps in the flow chart are numbered to correspond with numbered comments and instructions for implementation. The model presented in the flow chart is meant to be generic and flexible and is designed for use by those who want to complete a comprehensive systems needs assessment process as well as those who would like to enter the model at later steps. Three appendices, which make up the bulk of the resource guide, include: (1) an explanation of the California State Department of Education definition of transition and charts of the transition process; (2) a graphic representation of data collection methodologies; and (3) samples of 15 needs assessment instruments covering such program areas as client characteristics/demographic variables, standards for evaluating the quality of secondary special education programs, parent attitudes, community service program effectiveness, etc. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Data Collection, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Flow Charts, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs
Resources in Special Education (RiSE), 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Education Transition Center.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.