ERIC Number: ED452637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
National Survey To Validate General Growth Outcomes for Children between Birth and Age Eight: Initial Results. Technical Report #3.
McConnell, Scott; McEvoy, Mary; Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Kaminski, Ruth; Good, Roland H., III; Shinn, Mark
This monograph reports on a national mail survey to validate a set of general growth outcomes for children, including those with disabilities, between birth and age 8. The survey was part of a 5-year project to create a comprehensive measurement system to track the developmental progress of individual children with disabilities in this age range as well as to help families and professional educators generate interventions to facilitate children's growth over time. Surveys were sent to 1,099 parents of children with and without disabilities, as well as 1,275 professionals in early childhood and early elementary education. Respondents (351 parents and 672 professionals) were asked to rate the importance of 15 general growth outcomes describing young children's developmental trajectories between birth and age 8. Results indicate parents and professionals overwhelmingly supported the selected outcomes. Results are evaluated in terms of parental and professional acceptance of outcomes, applicability to subgroups of children, and limitations. Appendices include a list of outcomes and both parent and professional surveys. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
Early Childhood Research Institute on Measuring Growth and Development, University of Minnesota, 202 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-8020; Fax: 612-625-2093; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Measuring Growth and Development.
Note: With assistance from James Ysseldyke and Paula Goldberg. For related technical reports, see EC 308 392-393 and EC 395-398.