ERIC Number: ED437775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Academic Preparation: A Report of the National Task Force on Quality of Services in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
Andersen, Catherine; Boyd, Barbara; Brecklein, Kim; Dietz, Charles; Gibson-Harman, Kim; Ishman, Sybil
This report examines the need of many deaf and hard of hearing college freshmen for remediation in one or both of two areas, reading and writing in English and mathematics. It explores the kinds of assessments most commonly used in these areas, suggests modifications for testing basic instruction and remediation, and offers some programmatic guidelines. Individual sections of the report address the following topics: (1) assessment of basic skills; (2) basic preparation in reading and writing English; (3) skills necessary to enter courses/majors; (4) improving skills; (5) basic preparation in mathematics; (6) deaf students in mathematics classes; (7) recommendations for improving mathematics skills; (8) the first-year experience; and (9) laws and regulations. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Deafness, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Legislation, English, Evaluation Methods, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Partial Hearing, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Student Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Northeast Technical Assistance Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Association on Higher Education and Disability.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.
Note: Also sponsored by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). Distributed in collaboration with the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet).