ERIC Number: ED080622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Exemplary Magnet Program. Title III, ESEA. Final Report, 1969-72.
Krigsman, Irwin; Winchell, Leonard
Tacoma School District's Exemplary Magnet Program had three main goals as its focus: (1) to increase student achievement in three elementary schools in the District; (2) to maintain or improve the racial-cultural balance in three elementary schools in the District; and, (3) to improve intergroup attitudes and behaviors among students and teachers in three elementary schools in the District. The Program served approximately 1700 students, attending school in an ungraded organization pattern (ordinarily grades 1-6). In the "Triad" of schools served, McCarver school was de facto segregated in 1969, while Jefferson and Wainwright schools had minority populations of less than 1.5 percent. Academic achievement was measured through the yearly use of achievement tests at levels 2, 3, 5, and 6. Teacher perceptions of pupil progress were measured by an examination of marks on fall and spring reports. A criterion-referenced mathematics test was used at Jefferson in levels 4, 5, and 6. Evaluation findings indicate that McCarver School is no longer de facto segregated. Minority populations at Jefferson and Wainwright are now approximately 15 percent. Due to the complexity of the program, it was not found possible to make conclusive general statements about achievement. (Author/RJ)
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Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Tacoma School District 10, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III