ERIC Number: ED354680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Program Indicators Manual for Students with Moderate and Severe Handicaps. Kentucky Systems Change Project.
Kleinert, Harold L.; And Others
This document presents a "Quality Program Indicators Checklist" developed with the goal of program improvement in classrooms for students in Kentucky with moderate and severe handicaps. The checklist evaluates program effectiveness in six component areas: (1) integration (interaction opportunities and teacher behaviors supportive of integration and individual integrated student outcomes); (2) functional curriculum (local catalog of age-appropriate activities, parent participation, assessment, and Individualized Education Program goals); (3) systematic instructional procedures (individualized instruction, program data analysis, social behavior change programs, program management and environmental design); (4) community-based instructional programs (goal selection, frequency, implementation, and emergency procedures); (5) transdisciplinary services and integrated therapy (block scheduling, assessment, embedded related services objectives, integrated service delivery, integration of adaptations, consultation and role release, information exchange and team meetings, and implementation issues); and (6) vocational instruction and Individual Transition Plans. For each component there is a brief introduction and rationale for that model component, followed by a set of best practice indicators or measures. Each measure has a data source and criteria for exemplary implementation. The quality indicators are correlated with established Kentucky curriculum goals and with findings of the school effectiveness movement for all students. (References are provided for each component area.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Measurement Techniques, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
University of Kentucky, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, 114 Mineral Industries Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506-0051 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Teachers; Administrators
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky