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ERIC Number: ED198995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 120
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
East High School Senior Seminar, 1973 Evaluation.
Elledge, Gerald E.
East High School's Senior Seminar, a program which allowed groups of senior students to work in the natural environment of the activities or subjects being studied, was evaluated in 1973 by the following indicators: an attitude assessment and appraisal of the program by staff members, parents, and students; a follow-up survey of participants' post-high school status; a cost assessment; student retention data; selected descriptive data of participants; and narrative summary descriptions of the various Seminar learning modules. The study sample included a treatment group of 114 students enrolled in the Seminar and a control group of 114 students randomly selected from senior students. Data indicated: (1) many students and staff members felt that certain specific aims were realized; (2) present reporting, which consisted largely of narrative descriptions, student comments and reactions, logistic requirements, and suggested changes, seemed inadequate for program evaluation purposes; (3) the Seminar involved appreciable cost in additional staff involvement and effort; (4) certain instructional problems emerged; (5) the information as presented created difficulties in making judgments concerning instructional justification for the various modules, the degree of curricular balance, and the logic of sequence; and (6) the organization and administration of the Seminar appeared to be well done. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: Denver Public Schools CO; Outward Bound
Note: For a related document, see RC 012 558. Not available in paper copy due to light print.