ERIC Number: ED241205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Johnson-O'Malley Indian Education Program Evaluation 1982-83.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
The 1982-1983 Oklahoma State Department of Education Johnson-O'Malley program was very worthwhile. The program successfully provided supplemental education programs to meet the special educational needs of most of the 8,559 eligible Indian students in 122 school districts with average budgets in 28 Eastern Oklahoma counties. The students represented 7.8% of the student population in the districts and they were fairly evenly divided by age and grade. Over 14% of school board members in the districts were Indian, as were 65.1% of the program staff members. The program served students from over 13 tribes, especially the Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Cherokee. Needs assessments showed students' academic needs to be greatest, especially reading, followed by self-esteem, leadership, occupational, and adjustment needs. The districts developed 185 academic, support, counseling, and other programs to meet Indian student needs. Students showed above-normal gains in seven academic areas and in vocational and enrichment areas. Support and counseling programs reported improvements as well. Several statistics indicated that the program was beneficial: only 4.4% of the students had behavior difficulties; dropouts were reduced from 173 the previous year to 152, or only 1.7%; and 731 more Indian students became involved in extracurricular activities. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Counseling Services, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Reading Skills, Self Esteem, Student Adjustment, Student Participation, Tribes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Johnson O Malley Act; Oklahoma (East); Parent Advisory Committees; Support Services