ERIC Number: ED127058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Responsive Environment Early Education Program (REEEP): First Year Evaluation Study. Year-End Evaluation Report, 1975-76.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
Formerly the Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children, REEEP is an educational intervention program for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old "high risk" (of low birth weight and with various handicaps) Spanish American children. Goals of REEEP, an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III program, are to: prevent school failure with an intervention program which includes early identification and remediation of developmental learning deficiencies and to integrate handicapped children into the regular school program; provide in-service training to selected early childhood and kindergarten teachers and aides employed by various New Mexico school districts; and disseminate information concerning the program. Evaluation of the instructional activities was based on a pre-posttest design using standardized tests which measured language development in Spanish and English, school readiness, and self concept and personality development. In-service training and dissemination activities were subjectively evaluated using site-visits, observations, records, and self-reports by the staff. Major findings included: students made significant gains in language development in Spanish and English and in general school readiness; students developed and/or maintained a positive self concept and substantially developed in various dimensions of personality growth; and an outstanding in-service training program was provided. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Handicapped, Bilingual Education, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Handicapped Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Learning Readiness, Personality Development, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, School Readiness Tests, Self Concept, Spanish Americans, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.