ERIC Number: ED069656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-15
An Evaluation of the White Bear lake Senior High School Program. Final Report.
Welch, Wayne W.; And Others
Evaluation of the White Bear Lake Senior High School New Design Program made by the Educational Research and Development Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Inc. is presented. Sets of objectives were formulated for students, graduates, staff and community during a three-day workshop. Measurements devices used were questionnaires for students, teachers, and randomly selected community residents; Iowa Test of Educational Development for all seniors; personal interviews with 50 parents and 50 non-parents; a school survey inventory for teachers; and a questionnaire for graduates for the past five years. Areas are identified as strength, acceptable, or problem areas. The community indicated concern over student freedom and had a negative attitude toward the teachers. The teachers widely accept the New Design even though they express a desire for closer relations with the students. The students' general impression of the program is good. Achievement tests indicate that the learning rate does not differ significantly from the typical groups of seniors nationally. The graduates indicated that they received an education that adequately prepared them for life. (DJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Curriculum, Flexible Scheduling, High School Graduates, High School Students, Measurement Techniques, Open Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Student Teacher Relationship, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: White Bear Lake Independent School District 624, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research and Development Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Educational Development