ERIC Number: ED397080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Title VII Special Alternative Grant Summer School: Literacy in Math and Science Project Evaluation 1994-1995.
This document presents the evaluation results for the Title VII Special Alternative Instructional Program grant to Cicero Public School District 99 (Illinois) for the 1994-95 school year. This was the third year of funding and implementation of this grant, which provided summer school funds with emphasis in building literacy through the use of mathematics and science. A program director, 18 teachers, and 5 staff members served 180 students in grades 3 through 6 in the evaluation year. In the course of the evaluation, several on-site visits were made, and many pieces of additional data were analyzed. The program was designed to increase literacy development for students who have achieved some oral proficiency in English and are designated Limited English Proficiency (LEP). A dual purpose was to increase students' mathematics and science achievement. The professional development of teachers and parent involvement were also supported. The evaluation demonstrated that the project was successful in meeting its major goal of serving the needs of the targeted LEP group. Literacy skills, science skills, math skills, and computer skills all increased. Data also indicated that teachers increased their instructional repertoires and participated in professional development opportunities and that many parents became involved with the education of their children and received literacy training themselves. Recommendations for program improvement include finding a centralized location, better staff training, and more parent involvement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Federal Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cicero Board of Education, IL.
Identifiers: Cicero School District 99 IL; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII