ERIC Number: ED081180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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PROJECT 80. Learning Activity Packages. Final Report, 1972.
Federal Way School District 210, WA.
Decatur High School in Federal Way, Washington, initiated Project 80, a long-range effort designed to individualize and improve the educational process by using research, technology, and scientific management systems to free teachers to personalize education for learners. Starting in 1969 a three year Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III grant provided initial support: 1) for the selection and training of staff in the philosophy underlying individualized instruction; 2) for the development of learning activity packages (LAP) which allowed students to select topics and learning styles, to make individual commitments with teachers, and to participate in curriculum development and evaluation and the design of the systems needed to manage the LAPs in the classroom. By 1972 over 100 staff were trained and 90% of the basic curriculum relied upon LAPs. Evaluation showed that the project successfully developed positive student attitudes toward self, teachers, education, and school. Results from the Test of Academic Progress (TAP) indicated that an individualized program based upon LAPs maintained a level of achievement comparable to that of other schools in the district. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Federal Way School District 210, WA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III