ERIC Number: ED083046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Elementary School Curriculum Mathematics Component, Project PRIMES: Progress Research in Meeting Elementary Standards.
Drake, Thomas S.
Project PRIMES (Progress Research in Meeting Elementary Standards) is a project charged with assisting Columbus (Ohio) public and parochial schools in an on-sight evaluation of mandated areas. This report describes the project's implementation in seven public and two parochial elementary schools to evaluate their mathematics curriculum. Project staffers assist the principal and a group of teachers and parents from each school to design an evaluation instrument which will identify strengths and weaknesses in their program. The instrument used during this study is divided into nine sections: goals and objectivies, curriculum, equipment, faculty, instruction, facilities, evaluation, administration, and in-service activity. The evaluation of each area is based on the school staff's"yes-no" responses to questions related to each area; a "yes" response denotes a positive aspects of the mathematics program. From the data collected at these schools, the staffs feel the areas of curriculum and equipment are strongest and that goals and objectives, evaluation, and in-service training are weakest. Specific recommendations are given for school and/or system action to strengthen the weak areas. Additional types of assistance needed from project staffers in aiding the schools to make such evaluations are also recommended. (JP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation, Research, and Planning.