ERIC Number: ED235634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Program for Special Gifted Children. Annual Evaluation Report. 9/1/81 to 8/31/82.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The report cites accomplishments of a program designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented handicapped students (elementary to junior high level). Objectives included identifying and mainstreaming the students, and promoting gains in reading, math, and writing ability. Accomplishments cited include an inservice training program developed by six mainstream and nine special education teachers. Evaluation data are reported for the following objectives (sample findings in parentheses): mainstreaming (34 handicapped pupils were mainstreamed in one or more classes for the gifted); reading (56% showed grade level growth); and mathematics and writing (73% were rated as performing excellently or above average in writing ability). Classroom observational data showing no significant differences in classroom behavior between target and comparison students are reported. Problems with program implementation (such as teacher reluctance and concerns over test score reliability) are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.