ERIC Number: ED343555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Midlands Consortium Star Schools Project: Final Report, Final Evaluation Report, Final Evaluation Report Appendices.
The reports presented in this document describe the results of the first 2 years of the Midlands Consortium Star Schools Project (MCSSP) (October 1, 1988-December 31, 1990). The first report summarizes the major accomplishments of the MCSSP, including: (1) the installation of communications satellites at schools in Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oklahoma; (2) the production and delivery of four student credit courses (Basic English and Reading, Russian, and Spanish I and II) and four enrichment courses (genetics, "Moving Out and Moving On," PSAT/NMSQT, and Spanish I); (3) the production of eight courses by Oklahoma State University with indirect Star Schools support (Advanced Placement--AP--American Government, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Applied Economics, German I and II, and Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry); (4) provision of staff and professional development courses as well as training materials and conferences; and (5) the completion of research and evaluation activities. This report summarizes the projects by state, and provides 13 appendices with additional project information and materials. The second report, which focuses on the final evaluation of the project, contains the empirical findings of the Midlands Consortium Research and Evaluation Center based on the MCSSP results. This report discusses the chronology of research and evaluation, reviews the literature, and provides statistical data related to the educational effectiveness of communications satellites. This report also provides more than 200 references. The last of the three documents in this set contains the appendices to the final evaluation report. These include evaluation item banks, sample evaluation forms, research agenda, sample requests for proposals, interim papers from selected participants reporting on aspects of communications satellite implementation, survey questionnaires, and needs assessment forms. References are included throughout this section. (DB)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Communications Satellites, Distance Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Tables (Data), Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Midlands Consortium.
Identifiers: Midlands Consortium; Star Schools