ERIC Number: ED080246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Modified School Programs for Migrant Pupils. A Follow-up Analysis, 1970.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
The 1969-70 evaluation of 7 month migrant programs and 9 month enriched migrant programs validated the previous year's finding (1968-69) that migrant pupils in both programs continue to perform below grade level on standardized tests and below disadvantaged, nonmigrant Mexican American pupils in regular 9 month schools. The design of the 1970 study was intended to answer 4 questions through a random sample of 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade students from 21 elementary schools. The report provided answers to the first 3 questions. The 4th question, which was a basis for an extensive program in the Rio Grande Valley, will be reported during the winter of 1970-71. The study revealed that 3 single programs of 7 month project schools, enriched (modified) migrant schools, and regular 9 month schools for nonmigrants were not preparing these migrant students adequately, as was shown by scores on subscales for paragraph meaning, science and social studies, and arithmetic concepts of the Stanford Achievement Test. The laboratory proposed areas for further research--e.g., investigating other innovative efforts of schools serving migrant and nonmigrant pupils from low income Mexican American families. (FF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Low Achievement, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Program Evaluation, School Schedules, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Testing
Southwest Educational Development Lab., 800 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (Free)
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Migrant and Preschool Programs.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas