ERIC Number: ED118712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report of the Title I, ESEA Pilot Cooperative Project [West Helena, Arkansas].
Educators Consulting Services, Inc., Conway, AR.; Helena-West Helena School District, AR.
The project discussed here was an outgrowth of a Title I, Elementary Seconoary Education Act cooperative project involving nine Arkansas school districts. Initiated during 1971-72 school year, the cooperative's first two years focused on developing and field testing procedures for conducting district wide assessment of needs, program planning, and program evaluation. During the 1973-74 school year, these procedures were applied. That year's results served as a basis for further development and refinement during 1974-75. The purpose of this report is to describe the project activities implemented during 1974-75 and to present the evaluation results. The project utilized the Continuous Assessment Reading Design (CARD), a criterion-referenced assessment instructional program. The assessment component is designed to measure the specific skill needs of pupils, who have demonstrated an ability to perform at instructional levels kindergarten through six in the reading materials or basal series currently in use in their school district. The tests provide teachers with immediate and specific information about the pupils' reading skill strengths and weaknesses. Since each test item is keyed to a performance objective, the items missed by a pupil yield a profile of skill needs in the form of performance objectives. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Federal Programs.
Authoring Institution: Educators Consulting Services, Inc., Conway, AR.; Helena-West Helena School District, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I