ERIC Number: ED358622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Improvement Program Plan for Special Educators (QUIPP), 1991-92. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The goal of the Quality Improvement Program Plan (QUIPP) for Special Educators, developed by New York City Public Schools in New York, was to improve the quality of instruction for students with disabilities by expanding the knowledge and instructional abilities of special education professionals. The program, available in elementary and intermediate/junior high schools, was designed to meet local needs through district-based and participant-driven programs of activities. A program evaluation based on interviews with advisory committee members and special educators, a survey of participants, and review of documents revealed that: (1) over time, committees became more participatory, collaborative, consensus-seeking, efficient, and cohesive; (2) successes most frequently mentioned were increases in participation, high quality offerings, and activities based on participants' needs; and (3) participants reported that the activities prepared them to implement what they had learned and resulted in higher levels of student enthusiasm, motivation, and involvement in learning. Recommendations to the District Advisory Committee and the Central Advisory Committee conclude the report. Appendixes contain summaries of interviews and the participant survey. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.