ERIC Number: ED220221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Parlier High School P.A.S.S. Program (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) Year-End Report, 1980-81.
Foshee, Jane E.
The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program, designed to provide correspondence course work whereby high school migrant students throughout California may earn credits leading toward completion of their graduation requirements, was evaluated using the following items selected by project staff request, funding guidelines, and consultant recommendations: policy formation, organizational design, administrative support, team development, research and development, organizational effectiveness, public affairs, acquisition and development of materials, instructional program, and the budget. Evaluation data were obtained via observations at program sites and responses to specific evaluation questions. Structured interviews were conducted to determine the satisfaction level of consumer districts regarding the PASS operation. Participants were asked to respond to questions regarding adequacy of PASS training, communication with program personnel, opinions on PASS continuation and local district support, and PASS management. Evaluation results indicated that overall the program was functioning effectively. Concerns included the need for more college prep classes for migrant students, course content at varied reading levels to facilitate multiple student entry levels, and more courses translated into Spanish for limited-English speakers. This report includes a program overview, responses to 1979-80 recommendations, responses to questions regarding the program's management and process operations, district consumer responses, enrollment and credit data, and regional utilization. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Authoring Institution: Quantum Research and Evaluation, Dinuba, CA.; Parlier Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California; Portable Assisted Study Sequence Program
Note: For related documents, see ED 176 934, ED 175 589, and RC 013 517.