ERIC Number: ED337940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Newark School District Evaluation of EHA-B Special Education Projects, 1989-1990.
Sutherland, Marcia E.; Collins, Beverly
This report evaluates nine supplemental education programs of the Newark (New Jersey) school system receiving funds from the Education of the Handicapped Act--Part B. The projects variously deal with academic, cultural, psychological, social, and service related concerns. Evaluation was conducted through interviews, on-site observation, and examination of academic achievement data. Specific projects addressed the following: occupational training and placement; improved coping and classroom skills of emotionally disturbed students; personnel and parent training; supplemental reading and mathematics instruction; instruction of deaf students in survival skills; preschool intervention; and nonacademic after-school recreational programs for physically disabled, chronically ill, and other handicapped students. Among general recommendations are the following: inclusion of measures of project outcomes in final reports; inclusion of assessment of student satisfaction with project activities; reports which clearly describe all academic tests and students; evidentiary information on student outcomes; adherence to standards on eligibility for project admittance; exploration of innovative instructional practices; improved inservice training; better communication among and between staff members; and establishment of formal communications between project staff and central office staff. (DB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Ancillary School Services, Deafness, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Participant Satisfaction, Physical Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Remedial Instruction, School Recreational Programs, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newark Board of Education, NJ. Office of Planning, Evaluation and Testing.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey (Newark)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act