ERIC Number: ED115677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Lake Harriet Elementary Open Classroom Evaluation, 1973-1974.
Nesset, Bonna; And Others
The Lake Harriet Elementary School Open Classroom was initiated at the request of parents in the summer of 1973. The program was implemented in the fall of 1973. This evaluation indicates that, after the first year of operation, the original goals for the program are being met: The students, for the most part, are performing at normal or above normal levels in reading and math, and they say they like the open classroom. The teachers feel they have input into their own programs feel free to make constructive criticisms about the program. The parents are very highly involved in the program and generally feel their children have made favorable progress this year academically and socially. Only four parents indicated a desire to change their child to the regular program next year. Two problem areas stood out this year: lack of quiet areas for students to use for independent study and lack of an adequate system for progress reporting to parents. Recommendations are given. Comments and attitude questionnaire results from students and parents and teachers' program evaluations are included in the appendix. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Open Education, Open Plan Schools, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Reading, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)