ERIC Number: ED209305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Title VII Pre-Kindergarten, 1980-81: Final Technical Report.
Curtis, Jonathan J.; And Others
Data were collected relevant to the major decision and evaluation questions concerning the Title VII Pre-Kindergarten Program. This volume is a reference for those interested in replicating or studying the research and evaluation of this project. The instruments used to evaluate students and teachers are explained and evaluated. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, English and Spanish versions, was administered to preschool participants twice during the school year. A teacher's interview was conducted to survey the concepts, attitudes, and opinions of Title VII teachers. The interview included commentaries about the class, training activities, parent participation, curriculum, and interaction with the administration. The teachers made suggestions for improvements in the program. They were satisfied with the program and believed it had an essential role in the language development of the students. Classroom observations were conducted and recorded by evaluators. Instruction time was classified and evaluated. A parent's questionnaire, written in English and Spanish, was administered. The major topics in the questionnaire were parental involvement, at-home activities, recruiting, and suggestions. Documentation from the bilingual education department was used to decide upon the components which needed modification. The costs associated with the program were determined from this information. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
Note: Pages A-2, B-2, C-2, D-2, E-2, E-7, and E-8 are marginally legible due to small print.