ERIC Number: ED063447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1970-1971 Benjamin Franklin Cluster Program: Programs and Patterns for Disadvantaged High School Students. ESEA Title I.
Hoffman, Louis J.
The Cluster program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is designed to be a school within a school in which the students receive the benefits of small class size, psychological support, and curricular innovation. The program this year was expanded to include both ninth and tenth year students. The two clusters of 150 students each receive instruction from five teachers in classes where maximal size is 30. The cluster students also receive the services of paraprofessional aides, guidance counselors, and a school psychologist. Laboratory and skill centers in reading and mathematics were specially developed for the program. Curriculum developers produced new materials in mathematics, science, reading, and social studies. In addition the program inaugurated this past year its phasing program in which students may select their own programs from a variety of courses lasting approximately four weeks each. Evaluation procedures included: (a) collecting and analyzing all record data information available, (b) analyzing records and documents produced by the cluster program staff; (c) interviewing teachers, counselors, etc.; (d) administering questionnaires to cluster students and faculty; and, (e) observation of classroom activities. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I Program; New York (New York)