ERIC Number: ED239807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-8
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of California's Migrant Education Program. Summary of the Study.
Noggle, Nelson L.; And Others
A 2-phase study provided summative information on the status of the statewide implementation of California's federally funded migrant program and also provided confidential formative information to program participants at district, regional, and state levels. Guided by an advisory panel, phase I was conducted in 1980-1981 and covered all grade levels of the migrant program as well as parent and community involvement. It focused primarily on implementation at the district level and policy at all levels. Formative information was gathered through participant interviews, document reviews, and site visits to 13 districts chosen for a unique combination of characteristics. Summative information included state data on enrollment, policy, and student achievement, and questionnaire responses from district level personnel, parents, and students. The study revealed a dedicated staff at all levels but an ineffective partnership of migrant and non-migrant personnel and a confusion over program ownership in many districts. The study also revealed the need for the program, especially its advocacy aspects, and the need for leadership at the state level. Respondents indicated that the program has many successes which go unheard while also agreeing that the program should be improved. Conclusions and recommendations in 15 areas are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Basic Skills, Community Involvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Government Role, Leadership, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, State Action, State Programs, Summative Evaluation, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.