ERIC Number: ED350800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Responses to Working Paper 1: Conceptual Model of Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Synthesis Report 3.
Gilman, Cheri J.; And Others
This synthesis paper represents the input of 60 respondents to a working paper on a conceptual model of educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities. The input is organized around the broad areas of: (1) underlying assumptions, (2) the conceptual outcomes model and indicators, (3) unresolved issues, and (4) general comments/concerns. Each of these sections includes a synthesis of comments that reflect support for a particular position, concerns, suggested alternatives or refinements, and sample comments. Comments related to the specific assumptions underlying the conceptual model of educational outcomes are summarized first, with one assumption about the model of outcomes, three about the indicators used to measure outcomes, and three about the comprehensive system of indicators. The section on responses to the conceptual models and indicators summarizes preferences for the two outcomes models proposed and proposes new models or new components of the proposed models. The section on unresolved issues contains comments about intended versus unintended outcomes, direct versus indirect outcomes, using the same versus different indicators for those with and without disabilities, using category specific versus noncategorical indicators, differentiating by severity of disability or by developmental level, and focusing on system level versus individual level indicators. In the final section, general comments are clustered under key areas that include the overall purpose of the model, the broader context within which outcomes are nested, the goals of education for those with and without disabilities, the tone and terminology used in the paper, and suggestions to address "missing pieces." (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Models, Outcomes of Education, Student Educational Objectives
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), Publications Office, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: For Working Paper 1 (Revised), see EC 301 343.