ERIC Number: ED190731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-5
Reference Count: 0
The Basic Skills Program: A Tutorial Alternative to the Regular Educational Program of the Worcester Public Schools at Burncoat Junior High School. Evaluation Report.
Latham, Eleanor E.
This evaluation research report describes a program originally implemented to meet the needs of English dominant Hispanic students in an urban junior high school. The report combines qualitative and quantitative data in order to provide an understanding of the relationship of program goals, implementation procedures, and effects and delineates problems faced in implementing a program for minorities in a large urban school system. Empirical data illuminate areas where conflict may arise, including differences in professional philosophies and attitudes, role definitions within a school organization, communication networks between school and community, and learning and teaching styles. The system by which evaluation procedures are incorporated into the program as an ongoing feedback system is described. It is concluded that the Basic Skills Program has succeeded in bringing students of average (or above average) ability up to grade level in basic skills through both group instruction and individual tutorials. Recommendations for increasing the program's effectiveness are offered. Appended to the report are a copy of the original program proposal as well as copies of questionnaires administered to students, teachers, and the principal of the school in which the Basic Skills Program is situated. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worcester Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Worcester)
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