ERIC Number: ED346627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Center for Disabled Students. 1986-1987 Final Report. Demonstration Project.
Horn, Christy A.; And Others
The report documents second year activities of the Educational Center for Disabled Students serving college students with a broad range of both physical and learning disabilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Center goals include improving student academic performance and attitudes through the use of computer technology and academic skills training, establishing the Center utilizing appropriate computer equipment and software, and disseminating model project information. Major second year activities were: (1) implementation of Center services and expansion to new students; (2) completion of initial summative outcome evaluation; (3) expansion of dissemination activities; and (4) initial formalization of interventions (technological and adaptive) and assessment procedures and instruments for replication. Major findings of the evaluation included: student grade point average (GPA) increased during the time the Center has operated; incidents of disabled students on academic suspension or probation decreased over the time the Center has operated; a higher percentage of students entering since the Center began are completing 100% of attempted credit hours; and hours of Center use was a significant predictor of semester GPA. Dissemination activities included professional reports and presentations; and outreach activities to schools, parents, and community. Appendixes include planning documents, assessment instruments, suggested intervention strategies, a bibliography of information sources, and an inventory and vendor list. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Educational Center for Disabled Students.