ERIC Number: ED188830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Minnesota State Department of Education: Title I ESEA Migrant Education. Annual State Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1977.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
In the spring and summer of 1977, 4,944 migrant children participated in the 17 Day Care, Head Start, and Title I projects of the Minnesota Migrant Program. Total cost of the program was $1,620,000, with day care receiving $650,000, Head Start $150,000, and Title I $820,000. More than 450 people were employed in the local school districts. Evaluation was conducted in a number of areas. Teachers reported that in reading skills 95% of the children gained between one to three months and that in mathematics 89% of the children showed a gain from one to three months. In the area of pupil self concept and attitude, the children indicated they had enjoyed their school experience and were comfortable with themselves and who they were. Program awareness and acceptance questionnaires administered to parents, project staff, school administrators, and boards and community persons showed understanding and support of the program. All project coordinators reported strong parental support and active participation in the migrant education program; about 180 parents participated in Parent Advisory Councils and 90 migrant parents were employed as teachers, instructional aides, outreach workers and cooks. Other areas discussed in this report include staff development, program dissemination, access to local facilities, interagency coordination and recommendations for improvement. Forms used in the areas of outreach, enrollment, and program assessment are appended. (DS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Annual Reports, Coordination, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Parent School Relationship, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, State Programs, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Minnesota Migrant Program; Project Head Start