ERIC Number: ED111909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the New Orleans Education Improvement Project.
This report describes and evaluates a five year program to improve the educational opportunities for underprivileged children using instructional efforts that included school community interaction, teacher aides, small group instruction, a variety of instructional aids, and educational consultants. The project is said to place top priority on language arts, especially reading. Information and data used in evaluation utilized both quantitative and qualitative measures such as standardized achievement tests, questionnaires, and interviews. The instructional improvement efforts are said to have resulted in significantly higher achievement of children enrolled in the target schools. Those children enrolled in preschool experiences sponsored by the project also had a higher degree of achievement in elementary school than did comparable children not provided such preschool experiences. Positive influences on teacher attitudes and performance are reported. The overall evaluation is stated to be positive but more systematic efforts to evaluate the impact of the project desirable. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Dillard Univ., New Orleans, LA.; New Orleans Education Improvement Project, LA.; Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, LA.; Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)