ERIC Number: ED117802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Pilot Study of Differentiated Staffing. Report to the California Legislature as Required by Chapter 966, Statutes of 1970.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Chapter 966, Statutes of 1970, authorized the Superintendent of Public Instruction to exempt no more than five school districts from existing statutory provisions establishing minimum class-size standards and reporting requirements. The purpose of the exemption was to enable selected districts to establish pilot programs using differentiated staffing patterns without loss of state funds. The five districts selected to begin the program in the 1971-72 school year were Cupertino Elementary, Fresno Unified, Newport-Mesa Unified, Ocean View Elementary, and San Jose Unified. San Jose requested to be dropped from the program in 1973 and was replaced by Monrovia Unified. Each district has submitted a report listing its objectives, describing its program and activities, and summarizing its results. Summary descriptions are presented in Appendix A of this report. Four basic objectives have been common to all five districts--to reduce the pupil-adult ratio by increasing the number of adults in the classroom, to individualize instruction to meet the unique educational needs of each child, to increase community involvement in the schools, and to increase the reading and mathematics achievement of students in participating schools. All five districts reported successful programs. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California