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ERIC Number: ED332327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Learning Systems: A School-Based Evaluation.
May, Carolyn S.
Integrated Learning Systems (ILS) can be used as instructional tools and to produce reports on student progress. Three different systems from Curriculum Computer Corporation (CCC), Ideal Learning, Inc., and Jostens Learning Corporation were piloted in three elementary school to evaluate ILS usefulness in reading/language arts and math. The pilot evaluation was to answer questions about ILS results in other school districts, implementation problems, day-to-day operations, instructional program and district goal correlations, staff and parent ratings, academic achievement improvements, and Chapter 1 instruction. Qualitative measures (classroom observations, implementation difficulties, and curriculum review) and quantitative measures (parent, principal, and staff surveys, pre-pre/post-skill test scores, and costs analysis) were used for evaluation. Test scores did not show major differences in achievement; however, teachers, parents, and principals stated that ILS had positive effects on children's learning. The Ideal program had the most weaknesses such as implementation and curriculum problems; CCC was more expensive but made more academic gains than Jostens. recommendations include continuing CCC and Jostens programs for another year and discontinuing the Ideal system. Standard deviations of test score comparisons and copies of surveys sent to parents and school staff are given. (8 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Integrated Learning Systems; Wichita Public Schools KS
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991). Small print in the tables may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.