ERIC Number: ED399689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Structured Interview Guides for Ohio's Javits Grant Needs Assessment.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.
This monograph contains three structured interview guides for interviewing principals, parents, and community leaders regarding gifted education as part of the needs assessment process under the Javits Grant Program. Many of the interview questions are multiple choice and all questions also solicit comments. The first interview is for building principals and asks questions on the number of gifted students by grade level and race; existing gifted education programs; who makes referrals; identification of gifted students; parental notification; parental involvement; community resources; student placement; timing of screening; program monitoring; individualization of instruction; support staff; professional preparation; knowledge of Ohio's definition of giftedness; ability to use portfolio assessment; ability to identify gifted children, underachievers, and disadvantaged children; public awareness; and obstacles that prevent parental participation. The parent interview includes questions addressing: identification of parent as gifted; child identification; activities in which the child has participated; characteristics of the child; parental interventions; and effectiveness of school programs. The third interview is to be used for community leaders and includes questions on: availability of information on gifted programs; community's response to gifted programs; parent involvement in the school; effectiveness of school programs; use of community resources; and parent training. (CR)
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Community Resources, Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Gifted, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Principals, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Talent
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Jacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act 1988