ERIC Number: ED120201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Public Schools 1975 Title I Summer School Program: An Evaluation.
Bergeth, Robert L.
The objectives of the Minneapolis summer school program, which was aimed at those youngsters showing the greatest need as determined by the fall 1974 needs assessment, were to maintain and/or improve the reading skills; math skills; attitudes toward school, reading, math, and self of Title I students. This study is based on randomly selected pre-3rd grade and pre-4th grade students who were tested at the beginning and end of summer school. Key findings were: (1) it appears that the reading skills of pre-3rd and pre-4th graders were either maintained or improved; (2) the reading objective was also met or exceeded as determined by the student's performance on the Dolch Word List; (3) while students appeared to make progress in reading, there were still many students who couldn't identify words which were introduced to them in their initial reading books in Book A (pre-primer 1) and Book B (pre-primer 2); (4) student attitudes toward summer school were very positive; (5) student attitudes toward reading and math were generally positive and little or no difference existed between the pre- and posttest. A number of recommendations were given. A student Attitude Questionnaire was appended. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Education for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I