ERIC Number: ED372558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
State Special Education Outcomes, 1993: A Report on State Activities in the Assessment of Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.
Shriner, James G.; And Others
This report presents the results of the third national survey of state activities in the assessment of educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The report does not contain actual outcomes data on students with disabilities. Twenty-three tables present data on: number of students in general education and special education in each state; types of participation and exit data collected; state assessments of outcomes; inclusion of students with disabilities in data collection; barriers to outcome assessment and state needs for outcomes assessment; state practices, programs, and plans; and nontraditional state assessments. For each state, text sections describe activities in selected outcomes areas, including academic achievement, post-school status, vocational skills, functional living, and attitudes and aspirations. Findings indicate that, while states continue to focus on participation and exit data for students with disabilities, the following trends include: states are attempting to produce better information on the numbers of students with disabilities taking part in statewide assessments; guidelines on acceptable testing accommodations and adaptations are being advanced by state assessment programs; and states implementing nontraditional forms of assessment seem to retain the same approach to including students with disabilities and making accommodations as in their traditional assessments. (JDD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Dropouts, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, High Schools, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Student Placement, Testing Accommodations
Publications Office, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For previous reports, see ED 348 805 and ED 363 044.