NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED016732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 296
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EVALUATION OF THE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1966-1967.
SORENSEN, PHILIP H.; AND OTHERS
THIS EVALUATION CONTAINS DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE FIRST YEAR OF SAN FRANCISCO'S PREKINDERGARTEN AND COMPREHENSIVE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES FUNDED UNDER THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT (ESEA) OF 1965. SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM WERE TO REDUCE PUPIL-TEACHER RATIO AND CLASS SIZE, OFFER INSERVICE TRAINING, AND PROVIDE SUPPORTING AND AUXILIARY SERVICES AND ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES. DATA ASSESSING CHANGES IN THE READING ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN GRADES FOUR THROUGH 12 REVEAL THAT STUDENTS WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE ESEA PROGRAM, THOSE IN THE TARGET AREA SCHOOLS WHOSE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES WERE NOT SEVERE, GAINED MORE MONTHS IN READING ACHIEVEMENT (6.8) THAN DID THE PARTICIPATING ESEA PUPILS (5.0). IT IS NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TWO GROUPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATELY COMPARED. EVALUATIONS OF THE PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PUPILS WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM PERFORMED "SOMEWHAT BETTER" ON THE METROPOLITAN READINESS TEST THAN DID TARGET AREA KINDERGARTENERS WHO HAD NO PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE. ON THE PEABODY PICTURE VOCABULARY TEST THE PREKINDERGARTEN PUPILS SCORED ONLY SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE NONPARTICIPANTS. CONTAINED IN THE EXTENSIVE APPENDIXES TO THIS REPORT ARE (1) A "MARKET BASKET GAME" IN WHICH AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL GIVEN A SPECIFIC BUDGET MAKES HYPOTHETICAL PURCHASES OF NEEDED SCHOOL RESOURCES, (2) TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRES AND RESULTING DATA, (3) READING ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES, AND (4) QUESTIONNAIRES ANSWERED BY PROJECT PERSONNEL. THIS REPORT IS IN TWO VOLUMES, "DETAILED FINDINGS" AND "APPENDIXES TO." (LB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Francisco); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I