ERIC Number: ED186546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Title I Summer Program, Evaluation Report.
Bildner, Beatrice; And Others
The Summer Umbrella Program was designed to provide remedial instruction to children with demonstrable needs in reading, mathematics, and English as a second language. Instruction functioned on an individual or small group basis, employing a flexible, eclectic, multi-modality methodology. The instructional design was diagnostic/prescriptive. Pre and posttests of skills achievement and formal evaluative observation by a consultant were employed as evaluative techniques. Observation findings showed that a diagnostic/prescriptive model was implemented according to quidelines. The instructional strengths and expertise that existed among paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrators made for a positive climate. Pupils were observed to be eager to learn, attentive, and responsive to instruction. On the elementary level, 79.5 percent of the students obtained the same or a greater number of instructional objectives identified as the program goals for reading, 80.7 percent for ESL, and 74.6 percent for mathematics. On the junior high level, 81.2 percent obtained the program goals for reading, 80.4 percent for ESL, and 79.8 percent for mathematics. These findings indicate that in general, program guidelines were observed and most program goals were realized. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 6, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)