ERIC Number: ED029390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Nongraded Continuous Progress Plan: Report of the Self-Evaluation Study, 1968.
In 1964 the Saskatchewan Department of Education embarked upon a provincial reorganization for the elementary schools based on the theory of continuous pupil progress. The grade system for the first 6 years of school was to be replaced by two broad divisions: Division I to encompass the work in Grades 1, 2, and 3; and Division II to replace Grades 4, 5, and 6. The purpose of this study was to measure the extent to which the alleged advantages of the nongraded continuous progress plan have been achieved. Two self-evaluation research instruments were used to obtain data--a Self-Evaluation Study Guide, and a Questionnaire to Local Evaluation Committees. Four general conclusions are noted: (1) The principle of the nongraded school received general acceptance by teachers, parents, pupils, and school boards; (2) the principle of continuous progress is less firmly established than nongradedness; (3) provision for individual differences relies mainly on a form of streaming which involves the classification of pupils into average, decelerated, and accelerated groups, followed by varying the rate of progress through the same course content according to a unit of work plan and schedule; and (4) the percentage of decelerates and accelerates is a small proportion of the total school population. (HW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration, Consultation Programs, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Development, Elementary Schools, Instructional Materials, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Organization, School Personnel, Student Adjustment
Saskatchewan Book Bureau, 1150 Rose Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Identifiers: Canada; Saskatchewan