ERIC Number: ED320368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Implications of the Procedural Contrast between Training and Probe Conditions on the Interpretation of Student Performance Data.
Farlow, Leslie J.; And Others
The study examined the relationship between probe and training conditions on performance of nine severely handicapped students on functional tasks in classroom and community settings. Findings led to the following recommendations to teachers: measures of student performance under natural or probe conditions should be evaluated in addition to training data; teachers should use different criteria for evaluating multiple-opportunity probes than for single-opportunity probes; teachers should not assume training data are representative of performance under natural conditions; and, teachers should not assume that performance under training conditions will be depressed since, in some cases, performance under probe conditions may be higher than performance under training conditions. Contains 20 references. Tables provide statistical detail. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (66th, Washington, D.C., March 28-April 1, 1988).