Results from the Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars Personnel Development Program
This poster session will discuss the specific results of an analysis of the EChO Scholar program. The program was analyzed using six components of special education teacher preparation programs that have been identified in the current literature: (1) extensive field experiences, (2) a strong link between theory and practice, (3) collaboration between faculty and students, (4) procedures to evaluate the program, (5) a focus for addressing student diversity and inclusion, and 6) a positivist or constructivist orientation toward learning and teaching. Data used to conduct the analyses included mentor/mentee satisfaction surveys; program assessments; students’ rating of knowledge and skills (SRKS) forms (pre- post); online student portfolios; students’ evaluations of course and field experiences; certification and graduation rates of program participants; and current employment positions of graduates. Specific results related to participant satisfaction, pre- and post-graduation employment rates, and fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices in early intervention will be presented.
Rooks-Ellis, D. (2014, July). Results from the Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars personnel development program. Poster session presented at the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, DC.