ERIC Number: ED215011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
The Promotional Gates Program: Mid-Year Assessment and Analysis of January, 1982 Test Results. Evaluation Report.
Domanico, Raymond; And Others
This report evaluates the Promotional Gates Program for kindergarten through ninth qrade implemented in thirty-two community school districts in New York City. The report is designed to provide policy makers with: (1) an assessment of student achievement on the California Achievement Test (CAT) and the Criterion Referenced English Syntax Test (CREST) administered in April and August 1981 and January 1982; (2) descriptive information about program implementation; and (3) analyses which may affect pending program design and funding decisions in the fiscal 1983 budget. Although program implementation is reported to have been completed smoothly and effectively, problems in administrative orqanization, pupil identification procedures, and teacher training and selection are said to need further improvement. It is suggested that errors in the placement of limited English proficient holdovers may be attributed to the inconsistent and inadequate criteria for determininq who should take the CAT and who should take the CREST. Appendices include a description of the Gates curricula, definitions of the analytic groupings used in the analysis of student achievement, additional tables of student test scores by district and by grade, and an explanation of statistical adjustment of pre test scores. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; Criterion Referenced English Syntax Test; Limited English Speaking; New York City Board of Education; Promotional Gates Program