ERIC Number: ED237597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The 1982-83 Promotional Gates Program: Mid-Year Assessment and Analysis of August, 1982 and January, 1983 Test Results. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Opperman, Prudence; And Others
The Promotional Gates Program was initiated in the New York City Public Schools in order to set and maintain citywide curriculum and performance standards, identify students unable to meet the minimum standards, and provide remedial instruction. Under this program, the promotional policy sets "gates" at grades 4 and 7; students unable to meet performance standards at the end of these school years are retained and given intensive instruction in reading and mathematics. This report examines (1) staff development in the program for 1982-83; (2) implementation of the Gates 1982 summer program and outcomes reflected in test results in August, 1982; and (3) the initial implementation of the 1982-83 Gates program and outcomes reflected in test results in January, 1983. Data in the report refer to students held over in the 4th or 7th grade for the first time in 1981-82. Also presented are data on two subgroups of the Gates population: limited English proficient and resource room students. It is concluded that (1) program organization and administration through January, 1983, was more efficient than in the previous year; (2) appeal procedures were formalized and more consistently applied than in the program's first year; (3) reactions to staff training for the summer and school year programs were largely favorable; and (4) reading outcomes at the end of summer school and in January, 1983, were equivalent to or slightly better than the previous year's results. Problem areas are identified as student attendance, a shortage of instructional materials, and services to limited English proficient students. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition, Grade 4, Grade 7, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Remedial Programs, Resource Centers, Staff Development, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Promotional Gates Program