ERIC Number: ED023746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-25
Reference Count: 0
A Cooperative Program Between a City School District and a Suburban School District. Interim Report.
Rochester City School District, NY.
An urban-suburban interdistrict program is described in which efforts were made to correct racial imbalance in both districts. In 1965 free transportation was provided for 25 first grade children who were sent voluntarily from a Rochester, N.Y. public school to six schools in the West Irondequoit district. This longitudinal metropolitan approach was continued the following year with another 25 first grade pupils and will include more children and grade levels in ensuing years. Students transferred to the suburban classes (the experimental, or E-group) were compared with a control group which remained in the city and data were collected on academic achievement, attendance records, promotion rates, social growth, and work habits. Test data show that the achievement of the transferred pupils is at least equal to, if not higher, than would be expected if they had remained in the city school. Promotion rates for the E-group children were high. Most E-group pupils adjusted well and were received by their suburban classmates, as shown by sociometric data. Staff reports are positive, especially among teachers having direct contact with the integrated classrooms. (NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Grade 1, Grade 2, Interdistrict Policies, Program Evaluation, Racial Balance, School Desegregation, Social Adjustment, Sociometric Techniques, Standardized Tests, Student Promotion, Study Habits, Suburban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results, Transfer Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester City School District, NY.
Identifiers: New York; West Irondequoit Central School District NY