ERIC Number: ED347733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Assessing Educational Outcomes: State Activity and Literature Integration: Synthesis Report.
Bruininks, Robert H.; And Others
This report provides a synthesis of information currently available on the development of educational outcomes and a system of indicators for students with disabilities. An overview summarizes activities of the National Center on Educational Outcomes in the areas of model development, survey of state practice, information exchange, solutions to technical and implementation issues, and analysis of existing databases. The first section reviews educational reform in the United States and examines lessons from research reform, ideas from past reform, and the reform movement of the 1990s including implications for students with disabilities. The second section addresses current practice and definitions of outcomes and indicators as well as six current models of educational indicators. The third section identifies critical issues in developing a comprehensive system of outcome indicators related to: conceptual development; methodology; data analysis, interpretation, and policy making; and monitoring and changing the system. Considered next is the current status of outcome indicator activities in policy groups including general education outcomes activities (and implications for students with disabilities) and special education. The current status of outcome indicators activities is then summarized for general education (five states) and special education (11 states). The conclusion is followed by a listing of approximately 100 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see EC 301 343-345.