ERIC Number: ED253554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Special Program Schools Scheme.
This report presents 1981-82 evaluation results for the Special Program Schools Scheme (SPSS), a federally funded program for disadvantaged government schools in Queensland, Australia. The report provides both descriptive and evaluative information to the SPSS Advisory Committee to facilitate decisions for program improvement. Chapter 1 discusses data collection, analysis, and reporting procedures for both Phase I (descriptive) and Phase II (evaluative). Chapter 2 describes the SPSS Task Force, the 199 SPSS schools and the 535 SPSS programs (both system and school initiated). Chapter 3 evaluates SPSS organizational requirements and procedures sequentially from entering to exiting the scheme. Chapter 4 examines the programs themselves and presents characteristics of a 'good' SPSS program. Chapter 5 offers guidelines for reviewing the SPSS in three major areas: (1) what the scheme requires of schools; (2) the scheme's organizational procedures; and (3) the function of the scheme in schools. The appendices contain: (1) the Phase I Proforma used to code information from school program files; (2) procedures for selecting the 25 SPSS schools visited in Phase II; (3) Phase II interview question form for principals; (4) Phase II interview question form for teachers and community representatives; (5) observation checklist for equipment/material; (6) tables showing Phase II school interview participants; and (7) list of observed problems with equipment and materials. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia). Research Branch.
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); Special Program Schools Scheme