ERIC Number: ED181057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Design, Discipline, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Homework, Institutional Evaluation, National Norms, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results, Traditional Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: 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)