ERIC Number: ED123757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Knox County Extended School Year Program: 1975-76.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
A three-year trial of a voluntary quinmester plan for extending the school year began in June 1974 in five Knox County, Tennessee, schools. Curriculum revision, K-12, was the principal thrust of the ESY (Extended School Year) project, but administrators also hoped to relieve overcrowding in the schools and to effect more efficient use of professional staff and physical facilities. During the first two years of the program substantial progress was made toward standardizing curriculum goals and objectives and providing teachers with current instructional resources. However, with summer quinmester attendance on a voluntary basis, 13% of the students attended during the 1974 summer quinmester, and only 11% during the 1975 summer quinmester. Thus, overcrowding during the remaining quinmesters was not substantially reduced, and the additional expense of operating a summer program was not offset by economies effected during the regular school year. Reacting almost exclusively to financial considerations, the local board voted to cut short the extended school year experiment. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Morale, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Semester System, Student Attitudes, Summer Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Year Round Schools
The Bureau of Educational Research and Service, 212 Claxton Education Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee