ERIC Number: ED161191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Goal Attainment Scaling: A Primary Method of Treatment and Program Evaluation in Project SAIL - A Special Education Dropout Prevention Program.
Harris, Linda Hall; Thompson, John L.
The manual discusses Project SAIL's (a special dropout prevention program) use of Goal Attainment Scaling as part of individualized education plans in the treatment of troubled adolescents and in overall program evaluation. The scaling is characterized as an explicit, respectful treatment contact through which the adolescent can learn to set realistic expectations, monitor progress, and achieve positive recognition for improvement. It is also defined as an instrument to provide a methodology for developing personalized, multi-variable, scaled descriptions which can be used for either counseling objective-setting or outcome measurement purposes. Project SAIL itself is described and background information regarding the scaling is provided. The actual goal setting process is explained, a sample goal attainment guide is provided, and 17 policy guidelines are identified. Examples of different types of goals are offered, as well as two case histories. The two stages in the goal scoring process are outlined and the program evaluation is discussed in terms of cross-program analysis, internal analysis, and content analysis. Additional hints and a conversion key are also included. (BD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnetonka School District, Excelsior, Minn.