ERIC Number: ED366170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Model of Educational Outcomes.
Ysseldyke, James; Martha Thurlow
Outcomes & Indicators: NCEO Report, n1 Oct 1993
This report describes the process followed by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) in developing a comprehensive model of educational outcomes and indicators for all students, including students with disabilities, who are completing school. Stage One involved identifying five alternative models of educational outcomes--an educational model, a sociological model, a political/pragmatic model, a psychological model, and a developmental model--and proposing to develop outcomes and indicators as a function of disability severity and age level of the student. In Stage Two, the terms "outcomes" and "indicators" were defined, a set of assumptions to identify "outcomes indicators" was generated, and the work was reviewed and revised. Stage Three brought about more formal and broad-based review of the proposed model. Stage Four's focus was presentation of a new model which distinguished between "enabling outcomes" and "educational outcomes." In Stage Five, additional review and consensus-building took place, resulting in agreement on and publication of a final list of indicators of school completion outcomes. NCEO's plans for the future are outlined. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Grade 12, High Schools, Models, Outcomes of Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($3).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.