ERIC Number: ED091126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project HEED, Title III, Section 306. Final Evaluation Report.
Hughes, Orval D.
Project HEED (Heed Ethnic Educational Depolarization) involves over 1,000 Indian children in grades 1-8 in Arizona. The project target sites are 48 classrooms at Sells, Topowa, San Carlos, Many Farms, Hotevilla, Peach Springs, and Sacaton. Objectives are to increase: (1) reading achievement, (2) affective behavior of teachers, (3) motivation by means of an open curriculum, (4) effective Special Education programs, and (5) involvement of parents in the school/community relations. Project HEED is evaluated for 1971-72 by a variety of tests on a pretest and posttest basis. Among these are the Distar Mastery Test; Field Enterprise, Special Needs Reading Series; Wide Range Achievement Testing; Self-Appraisal Inventory; and the SRA Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Tests. Some of the findings are: (1) a noted progress in reading achievement in nearly all classrooms; (2) an increase in self-image of the students; (3) an 80% improvement in affective behavioral patterns of the teachers; and (4) a 70% increase in parent involvement. Majority of the data is in tabular form by grade and school. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Motivation, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, School Community Relationship, Self Concept, Special Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Behavior, Test Wiseness
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; Sacaton School District 18, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III