ERIC Number: ED108791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Project HEED. Final Evaluation Report, 1974-1975.
Edington, Everett D.; Pettibone, Timothy J.
Project HEED's (Heed Ethnic Education Deplorization) main emphasis in 1974-75 was to develop reading and cultural awareness skills for kindergarten through 4th grades in the 7 project schools on American Indian reservations in Arizona. In its 4th year of operation, the project (funded under Elementary and Secondary Education Title III) involved 725 Indian students in grades K-3 at St. Charles Mission, Hotevilla, Sells, Rice, and Many Farms and in K-4 at Sacaton and Peach Springs. For the project's fourth evaluation, all the students were administered the pre and posttest SRA Reading Achievement tests and the DISTAR Mastery tests. A minimum of 2 visits were made to all sites, except Hotevilla, during the year. Some of the project's successes were; (1) significant gains were attained at all schools; (2) changes in average grade level equivalence ranged from 4 to 7 months; and (3) in terms of national posttest norms, only 1 school achieved as high as the national median score of the 50th percentile. This report covers 3 basic areas of the evaluation: (1) reading performance by SRA (WRAT) and DISTAR Reading Mastery test; (2) development of reading objectives; and (3) cultural awareness activities. The reading scores are reported both as grade level changes and as percentile changes. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; Sacaton School District 18, AZ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona