The authors suggest practical ways in which evaluation can benefit teacher and student. They illustrate: how to document needs and support requests for resources; how to reveal programme strengths and weaknesses and make informed, effective decisions on the need for change; how to compare promising programme alternatives by pre-testing and collecting data on a sample basis and determining effectiveness before widespread implementation; and how to diagnose aspects of programmes that must be improved to meet legal or external requirements. Non-technical terminology is used throughout.
|Teachers' Needs for Staff Development|
|Appropriateness of LRE Placements|
|Satisfaction of Program Participants|
|What's Going on in Classrooms?|
|What's in an IEP?|
|Assessing Generalization of Skills to Other Settings|