ERIC Number: ED102127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for Project HOPE.
This document is a final evaluation report on Project HOPE (Health and Optimum Physical Education)--a Title III project to advance creativity in education--which has been conducted in grades 1-8 in schools in Ocilla, Georgia. The purposes of this program were: (a) to improve children's physical fitness, motor skills, and knowledge and understanding of physical education and (b) to contribute to improvement in academic achievement and self-concept. Students were tested during the 1971-72 and 1972-73 school years. A random sample of 15 percent of the student population of each sex in each grade level was given the written test in 1971-72. The sample was increased to 30 percent in 1972-73. All students received the physical performance test, and a random sample of 30 percent by sex in each grade level was used in 1971-72; 50 percent was used in 1972-73. Students in the sample demonstrated sizable and statistically significant improvement in both the areas of physical fitness and motor skills, in both sexes, and throughout the 8 grades. They did not, however, significantly improve their scores in the areas of knowledge and understanding of physical education, academic achievement, and self-concept, although some gain was noted. (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Improvement, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept
Mrs. Martha F. Owens, Director, Health and Optimum Physical Education, P. O. Box 141, Ocilla, Georgia 31774 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Irwin County Schools, Ocilla, GA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III