ERIC Number: EJ1051688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
The Development and Use of Individual Learning Plans for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Victoria, Australia
Brown, P. Margaret; Byrnes, Linda J.
Deafness and Education International, v16 n4 p204-217 Dec 2014
This study investigated the Individual Learning Plans of eighty-eight students who were deaf and hard of hearing attending facilities and schools for the deaf in Victoria Australia. The students' assessment and planning portfolios were scrutinised for evidence of formal and informal assessment used to generate goals for the Individual Learning Plan. These goals were then assessed according to the SMART criteria. Findings showed that results of assessments were seldom used to inform goal setting. Despite this, most goals appeared relevant and achievable, although the specificity and measurability of goals remained an area to work on. These results suggest various avenues for improving current practice through further in-service for teachers of the deaf, as well as further research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Special Needs Students, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Relevance (Education), Educational Quality, Content Analysis, Evaluation Utilization, Standardized Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Sampling, Observation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Informal Assessment, Behavioral Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Investigations, Evidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions