Examining Quality Indicators for Inclusive Education Programs

As students with significant disabilities increasingly become members of inclusive classrooms and schools, it is important that such environments have resources in place that will provide an appropriate and adequate education for these students. One way to examine inclusive education programs is by conducting self-assessments in order to determine school and district progress towards inclusion. This presentation examines existing evaluation tools for inclusive programs. As a result of this session participants will be able to: 1) critique available evaluation tools that are used to assess inclusive education programs, and 2) discuss components of evaluation tools for inclusive education programs that are necessary and which provide opportunities for students with significant disabilities to learn in inclusive educational settings. These components may be present in the tools that were examined for the presentation or they may be offered up for suggestion and/or discussion by participants.