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ERIC Number: ED219737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Non-Public Schools Learning Resource Center.
Syropoulos, M.
An evaluation of the Learning Resource Center, a Title I diagnostic/prescriptive learning program designed to provide help for students with extreme learning difficulties in 26 nonpublic schools, is discussed in this paper. The first part of the paper is a synopsis of the program evaluation, including a summary of findings and subsequent recommendations, while the major portion of the paper describes the project and evaluation in more detail. Following the synopsis, the first section discusses the rationale, functions, and responsibilities of the Learning Resource Center. The next section describes the evaluation design, which consisted of pretest and posttest administration of the California Achievement Test and Stanford Diagnostic Test; questionnaires administered to participating teachers, parents, and center staff; and a questionnaire to assess the inservice training of the Center teachers. The third section provides an evaluation and analysis of the data, which indicated from 5 to 14 months' gain for each grade level through grade eight, and a positive response from parents, school staff, and center teachers. The fourth section provides evaluation of seven learning objectives pursued by the center, as indicated by the results of the two achievement tests. Appendixes contain the questionnaires administered to teachers, staff, and parents. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).