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ERIC Number: ED181057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Fundamental Schools in the Minneapolis School System: An Evaluation 1978-79.
Johnson, Lary; Pearson, Diane
Three fundamentals schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota were evaluated using parent, student, and teacher surveys, standardized test results, and enrollment records. Parents reported their reasons for choosing the school--the most popular reasons were its emphasis on reading, arithmetic, writing, discipline, self-contained classrooms, citizenship, and character development. Parents were generally satisfied with homework load, opportunity for involvement with teachers, their children's progress, and communication about this progress; 75% planned to enroll their children the following year. Attitudes varied widely among the three schools, but students and teachers as a group were less enthusiastic than were parents. Teachers in one school were dissatisfied with parental involvement, discipline policy, and homework completion. All schools exceeded the gains expected by a national norm group, on standardized reading and mathematics tests. (Test results and response rates of selected survey questions are included.) (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Back to Basics Schools; Fundamental Schools; Minneapolis Public Schools MN; Minnesota (Minneapolis)