ERIC Number: ED306986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Comments on the Community Colleges' Study of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Report to the Legislature in Response to Supplemental Report Language to the 1988 State Budget Act. Commission Report 89-5.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Prepared in response to a report by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges on learning disabled students, this report describes students with learning disabilities, explains the operation of the community colleges' learning disability eligibility model, summarizes the main findings of the Office of the Chancellor's study, and discusses issues to be addressed in future studies. An explanation is provided of the seven-part assessment process developed by the community colleges to standardize procedures systemwide. The process involves: (1) intake screening; (2) identification of students' strengths and inconsistencies in achievement; (3) determination of students' level of personal independence and social and vocational responsibility; (4) measurement of ability level; (5) verification of deficits in information processing abilities; (6) assessment of the discrepancy between aptitude and achievement; and (7) the final eligibility recommendation. A final section questions the underrepresentation of older students and the overrepresentation of men among the learning disabled and differences in the representation of ethnic groups. Appended to the commentary is the Chancellor's Office report, "Demographic Characteristics Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model, 1987-1988." This report evaluates the impact of the eligibility model on the number, age, gender, and race of individuals identified as learning disabled who have received special services. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Diagnosis, Eligibility, Learning Disabilities, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California