ERIC Number: ED373503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education: Program Evaluation, 1993-94.
Jeschke, Thomas A.
This report evaluates the special education instructional programs of the Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools. It begins with a school district mission statement and special education mission statement. The report examines Des Moines' history of serving students with disabilities, its policies and regulations, enrollment by disability, and types of support services. Specific programs and support services for students with behavior disorders, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, deafness and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, vision impairments, and speech and language impairments are described, followed by descriptions of psychological services, social work services, special education consultant services, work experience coordination, and occupational and physical therapy. A section on input evaluation details projected revenue and projected expenditures for 1993-94, lists staff positions, and notes resources allocated to staff development. A section on process evaluation offers job descriptions, a flow chart of the sequence for special education intervention placement, a staff development plan, and a list of staff development sessions held. A section on product evaluation examines accomplishments, adherence to policies and regulations, results of surveys on program effectiveness and parent satisfaction, and outcomes from departmental objectives. A section on future planning concludes the report. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.