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ERIC Number: ED154944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-23
Preview: Evaluation of the 1973-1974 Bilingual/Bicultural Project. Formative Evaluation Report.
Ligon, Glynn; And Others
The formative report provided the Austin Independent School District personnel with information useful for planning the remaining activities for the 1973-74 Bilingual/Bicultural Project and the activities for the 1974-75 Project. Emphasis was on what had been done to evaluate the 1973-74 Project, the data which was or would be available for the Project, the status of various programmatic activities, and available data in the special concern areas, i.e., material acquisition, inservice workshops, staff in-school visitations, and teacher/principal/parent input into planning. No data was obtained for the formal testing conducted since the pre- and post-testing had not been completed. Findings included that: the profitability of student interviews in evaluating a bilingual project was being investigated; all teachers in Project elementary and junior high schools had been administered a questionnaire in October 1973 and again in March 1974; although the 1973-74 Project used the Prueba de Lectura as the major test instrument to evaluate student progress in Spanish communication skills, steps were initiated to locate an acceptable substitute for 1974-75; there were formative evaluation reports for all completed inservice workshops; records of all monies encumbered and paid out were on file; four curriculum writers had been hired to develop units to meet the instructional needs of individual classrooms. (NQ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Expenditures, Formative Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Visitation, Spanish
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.