ERIC Number: ED362774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Exit Points in Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
This technical assistance paper is designed as a general guide to assist school districts in developing and implementing multiple-exit vocational programs for students with disabilities. The following topics are covered in Part 1: the concept of multiple-exit points (MEPs) and its background, purposes and benefits of MEPs, goals and guiding principles, program content modifications, a MEPs flowchart, a recommended district-level MEPs process, a recommended procedure for individualized education program (IEP) teams implementing MEPs, documentation of student progress, procedures for reporting vocational education program completers or leavers, and vocational certificates and MEPs. Discussed in Parts 2 and 3 are the application of MEPs in business education and commercial foods vocational programs. Each part includes job descriptions and sample work-ups for two hypothetical students. Each work-up contains the following: a discussion of the student's strengths and interests, a discussion of and sample sections from the student's IEP, a student performance profile, a sample curriculum-based vocational assessment rating form, and sample competency certificate. The text of a state regulation, Course Modifications for Exceptional Students, is appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Business Education, Competency Based Education, Continuous Progress Plan, Disabilities, Flexible Progression, Food Service, Individualized Education Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement, Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 or Clearinghouse/Information Center, Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students, Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Center, Suite 622, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (order no. DD 025 BK 93).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.