Profiling the Quality of Educational Programs for Adolescents With DisabilitiesBy Brasseur, Irma; Gildroy, Pat; Schumaker, Jean; Deshler, Don; Begun, Wynne; Passman, Bruce; Teaching Exceptional Children, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 62-65
Publication Date: November/December 2004
Article discusses a program assessment tool designed by staff at the Institute for Academic Access called A Rubric for Educating Adolescents With Disabilities (READ). The tool was designed to assist instructors so that they can provide a high-quality education for students with disabilities. The Rubric’s five domains are outlined: (1) Program Design Domain, (2) Staff Skills Domain, (3) Basic Learning Skills Domain, (4) Advanced learning Skills Domain, and (5) Independent Adult Skills Domain. The READ tool can be used to build a profile of an educational program currently in place, and then determine areas of strength and areas in need of some improvement. The tool can also be used as a framework around which new programs can be structured, and was designed to profile instructional programs for students with disabilities who are expected to earn standard high school diplomas.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48528