ERIC Number: ED238962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
ESEA Title I Early Childhood/Jackson-Mann Program. Final Report, 1981.
Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
This is the final evaluation report for Boston's Title I Early Childhood Jackson-Mann Developmental Program (1980-81). The Early Childhood component serves about 1000 4-year-olds (kindergarten I) and 5-year-olds (kindergarten II) in an effort to raise the level of educational achievement among children identified as needing special assistance. The children receive daily individualized or small group instruction from a Title I paraprofessional, as a supplement to class work, in the classroom setting. The Jackson-Mann component provides highly individualized instruction to 20 hearing-impaired 3- to 6-year-olds integrated with children with normal hearing from the morning kindergarten classes. In the regular Title I program, standardized test score gains were significant for kindergarten children, but the majority of them did not meet the criterion of mastering 80 percent of performamce objectives. In Jackson-Mann, hearing students in kindergarten I made significant gains, though scores in kindergarten II dropped. The majority of hearing-impaired students accomplished at least 80 percent of the performance objectives. Overall, participants were satisfied with administrative support, curriculum and performance objectives, communication, orientation and inservice workshops, materials (rated very highly), and facilities, and dissatisfied with parental involvement. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Communication Skills, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness, Remedial Programs, Small Group Instruction, Social Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)
Note: For related documents, see UD 023 080 and UD 023 087.