ERIC Number: ED112464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Madison Park Alternative Education Program: Sweet Street Academy. Final Evaluation Report.
Walizer, Michael H.; And Others
The Sweet Street Academy is a school within a school. Most of its 26 students are below grade level in reading and mathematics and have histories of behavioral difficulties or adjustment problems. The objectives of the program are to build meaningful personal relationships with each student and to develop student reading and mathematics achievement. Extensive data is presented on findings related to the student population, academic achievement of the students, attendance rates, staff evaluations, interviews with the staff, student evaluations, parent evaluations, and evaluations of the program by members of the staff of the parent school. The evidence seems to indicate that the program is successfully achieving the goals of building a meaningful personal relationship with students and improving reading and math achievement. The major problems within the program seem to stem from the lack of opportunity for full planning and for preparation for the admission of students. Recommendations are offered to help improve the program. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.
Authoring Institution: Information Services, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.