ERIC Number: ED072027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Southwest Seminar and Development Project of the District of Columbia Public Schools; Report of Evaluation 1967-1968.
Mackenzie, Gordon N.; And Others
This report described the Tri-School Plan initiated by the Board of Education in Washington, D.C. to equalize educational opportunities in an urban renewal area. Under the plan, children attended the Syphax School for grades 1 and 2; the Amidon School for grades 3 and 4; the Bowen School for grades 5 and 6. Children from various socioeconomic strata were thus grouped together for the first time. The Tri-School Plan hoped to increase community harmony, encourage and promote parental involvement, and upgrade the quality of education. The Plan was evaluated by the Stanford Achievement Tests (SAT) and the Ohio Social Acceptance Scale (OSAS), in-depth interviews of the three school principals and nine teachers, and questionnaires completed by 50 percent of the parents involved. The results of the SAT for grades 1, 3, and 5 were presented in three tables showing significant achievement scores in arithmetic and paragraph meaning. The results of the OSAS were presented statistically for grades 3 and 5; social relations in grade 5 were positive. Principal, teacher, and parent reactions were favorable to the Plan. Recommendations were made for special classes for emotionally disturbed children, new curricula, teacher consultation on instructional aids for the classroom, and more communication among the three schools. The appendixes contained the principal and teacher interview schedules, and the parent questionnaires. (BRB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia