ERIC Number: ED238666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Report on the IBI Interstate Training Project: A Program Funded through Section 143, Migrant Education Interstate and Intrastate Coordination Program.
The 1982-83 report on the Individualized Bilingual Instruction (IBI) Interstate Training Project evaluates Project activities in Washington and Texas, funded through Section 143 of the Migrant Education Interstate and Intrastate Coordination Program. The purpose of the Project is stated: to disseminate the Pasco (Washington) School District's method of training bilingual education migrant program staff. The first part of the report answers questions policy makers might ask in evaluating whether the project is fulfilling the Congressional mandate. The section indicates that the Project has provided a service to migrant children which would have been impossible without 143 funding; better utilization of resources has been achieved through coordination; coordinative planning has resulted in agencies served making a commitment to the Project and has taken place at nearly every level of involvement with migrant education; the project provided on-site inter/intrastate services; and services resulted in higher-quality programs for migrant children. The second part provides documentation on achievement of specific Project goals through June, 1983. Summaries indicate that 104 teachers/teaching aides and 14 supervisors were trained in 15 schools, which benefitted 938 children, and that after the IBI training model was introduced, gain scores by children in the program showed significant superiority in 9 out of 10 comparisons. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Innovation, Federal Aid, Inservice Teacher Education, Interstate Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Student Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Migrant Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Pasco School District 1, WA.
Identifiers: Individualized Bilingual Instruction; Texas; Washington
Note: This is the first in a series of reports on a multi-year project.