ERIC Number: ED201708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Fresh Start Minischool. E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-80.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
The purpose of the Fresh Start Minischool (FSMS) was to provide instruction to students entering high school with deficient mathematics and reading skills. Students worked at their own pace on sequenced learning tasks in social studies, mathematics, communication, and science. Additional program components included counseling and staff development. The program evaluation was carried out through a comparison of the academic achievement and self-esteem of FSMS students and a non-participating control group measured with standardized tests. Findings indicated that FSMS students demonstrated greater gains in achievement and a greater mean self-esteem score than the control group. Tables of data are appended. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, High Risk Students, Individualized Instruction, Language Arts, Mastery Learning, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Social Studies, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV
Note: For related documents, see ED 182 865, ED 184 206, ED 185 184, ED 188 354, ED 189 754, UD 021 417, and UD 021 420-421.