ERIC Number: ED085154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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An Evaluation Project: The Pierre Indian School. Objective #1. Evaluation of the 1972-73 School Program. Final Report.
Streiff, Paul R.; And Others
The report deals with the program evaluation of the Pierre Indian boarding school located in South Dakota. The evaluation project was concerned with 3 major objectives: (1) an examination of the 1972-73 school program using a 5 stage model; (2) "backup and start over" assessment; (3) possible alternatives which may be derived from the first and second objectives. This report is concerned only with objective one. The 5 stage model evaluates: (1) the adequacy of the educational needs assessment, including specification of goals and objectives; (2) the adequacy of program planning, including staff preparation, orientation, academic leadership; (3) adequacy of program implementation; (4) adequacy of internal evaluation of program progress; and (5) end of year student behavior outcomes. Listed are 12 findings, which include that there is general agreement that the school facility is not needed for general education of children, and almost all students today are admitted under social criteria, reflecting learning handicaps in large numbers. Eleven recommendations are also presented, e.g., serious effort should be made to design and install a program to meet the needs of children with severe social-emotional learning handicaps, and staff qualifications and competencies must be specified by the program designer(s). (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen Area Office.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota