ERIC Number: ED207232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
A New Perspective on the Use of Evaluation Data in Title I Schools Also Involved in a Court-Ordered Integration Program.
A recent California Supreme Court ruling required San Diego Unified School District to implement a course of study in its minority isolated schools that would result in 50 percent of the students achieving at or above national norms on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. In response to the court order, the district initiated the Achievement Goals Program, in which a curriculum is defined, specified, and arranged in levels to accommodate a range of entry level skills. The teacher teaches an instructional unit for two weeks, then administers the first of two parallel forms of a mastery test. A three-day reteaching cycle provides additional help for those experiencing difficulty. The school year is divided into 12 instructional units in reading and mathematics, each assessed for mastery with provisions for the reteaching cycle. Initial reaction to the program from teachers and students has been favorable. (JEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bloom (Benjamin S); San Diego Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).