Current psychoeducational assessment and decision-making practices as reported by directors of special education

Stephen F. Poland, Martha L. Thurlow, James E. Ysseldyke, Phyllis K. Mirkin

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Abstract

Questionnaire data from 100 directors of special education were analyzed to characterize the manner in which decisions are made about children in school settings. Information was obtained on the major steps in the assessment and decision-making process and major problems faced by directors in implementing the decision-making process. The results indicated that, although most directors agreed on some components of the process, there was considerable variation in their descriptions of how the process is carried out. The implications of the ressults for current educational practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of school psychology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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