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Teachers of children with disabilities--Training of--Iowa--Cedar Falls; Teachers of children with disabilities--Training of; Iowa--Cedar Falls


The purpose of the study was to determine if the skills acquired by trainees in the tutorial experience of the University of Northern Iowa competency-based program act as predictors in the group instruction experience.

This end was accomplished by comparing the scores obtained in the Phase I individual performance criteria against the composite score received in Phase II. A Pearson product moment correlation coefficient analysis was used to determine which individual Phase I criteria correlated significantly with the Phase II composite score. A multiple linear regression analysis was utilized to determine which criteria most highly contributed to the variance of the composite score of Phase II.

From the results it appears that certain components of individual instruction predict successful group instruction. The ability to obtain base rates for evaluation purposes and to prescribe contingency management programs singly and in combination were the highest predictors of success in group instruction. The ability to recommend further programs and to identify critical behaviors on base rates also correlated to significant levels.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Lee Courtnage


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