ERIC Number: ED345910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Process Evaluation Report. 1991-92.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This report presents results of a process evaluation of Michigan State bilingual education and migrant education programs. The programs provide counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, mathematics, and communication to 761 bilingual students and 855 migrant students. The process evaluation was accomplished through a questionnaire to all state bilingual/migrant teachers, advisors, and aides (N=19). Reported strengths of the programs were the use of a variety of strategies, weekly meetings with students, and an emphasis on reading instruction, flexibility in subjects covered, and monitoring of student progress. Ideas for future program improvement include more individualization, more resources, more diagnostic information, and more parent involvement. Reported weaknesses were large variations in student load by staff members, a need for inservice instruction for aides and regular education teachers, a need for access to student test scores, and a lack of accelerated instruction. Recommendations for program improvement include: (1) increasing parental involvement; (2) providing inservice education to regular education staff; and (3) centralizing sites for the bilingual and migrant services. Appendix A presents identification and eligibility procedures for state bilingual and migrant students. Appendix B includes a memo to bilingual and migrant staff about how to complete the evaluation questionnaire and a copy of the questionnaire. Appendix C provides questionnaire results. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Programs; Michigan
Note: For the 1990-91 report, see ED 338 461.