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ERIC Number: ED188823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Interim Evaluation Report: 1979 Summer School Program. Publication Number 79.16.
Doss, David; And Others
The 1979 Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) summer program, centering on 3 campuses, included 33 preschool migrant children and 187 migrant or SCE-funded children in grades K-5 following a curriculum of enrichment and remediation in math, reading, and oral language development. In addition, 50 migrant secondary students attended remedial or required high school courses. Results of pre- and post-tests indicated that only the preschool students met the educational objectives of the program, showing significant gains in English language development. Students in grades 1-5 did not uniformly demonstrate a positive effect of the program, nor did secondary students have a higher rate of course completion than the previous year. Furthermore, evaluators noted that while the AISD program, like many other summer programs, had no significant long-term impact on the academic achievement of low-income students, such programs do help prevent those students from falling farther behind. Finally, teachers were shown to be less accurate predictors of fall achievement levels than were spring achievement tests. Recommendations included the development and evaluation of experimental summer schools fundamentally different in nature from previous programs. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; Educational Impact; Tests of Basic Experiences; Texas (Austin)