ERIC Number: ED213807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Title I Institutional Facilities Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1980-81.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This final report presents the results of a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Title I Institutionalized Facilities Program in New York City for the 1980-81 school year. The areas of evaluation included: physical facilities, staff, instructional approaches in reading, mathematics and writing, materials selection and utilization, recordkeeping, and class size. Although most areas of the program were found to be effective, the results of the quantitative analysis of achievement data indicated that the proposed 80 percent of the population did not attain the criterion mastery rate of one skill per six weeks in reading, mathematics or writing. A substantial positive correlation between skills mastery and the number of sessions attended provided evidence of program effectiveness. Suggested program improvements included: (1) better lighting conditions; (2) a needs assessment for increased mathematics instruction at several sites; (3) the development of an effective reinforcement system; (4) cooperation with house parents and counseling to enhance student motivation; (5) increased use of less conventional instructional materials; and (6) greater autonomy for teachers in materials selection and utilization. (JCD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Schools, Instructional Innovation, Material Development, Mathematics Achievement, Media Selection, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Recordkeeping, Staff Development, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I