ERIC Number: ED185184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Fresh Start Minischool. E.S.E.A. Title IV-C, Final Evaluation Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
One hundred twenty-five students found to have few areas of skill mastery were selected to form the Fresh Start Minischool (FSMS). The Fresh Start approach was characterized by individualized instruction in four academic areas (Social Studies, English, Mathematics, and Science). Students proceeded at their own pace and acquired skills according to a sequence of learning tasks. Teachers emphasized a no fail philosophy and focused on student self esteem and motivation. Teachers also participated in staff development workshops. Findings of the program's evaluation indicated: (1) students made significant gains in reading and math as a result of the FSMS program; (2) teachers were consistent in their implementation of the program; (3) FSMS students stayed in school; and (4) participants' attitudes toward themselves and the program were positive. Tables of data are included and sample program forms are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.