ERIC Number: ED157668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Responsive Environment Early Education Program (REEEP): Third-Year Evaluation Study. Final Evaluation Report, 1977-78.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
REEEP serves as an educational intervention providing direct services to "high risk" (of low birth weight--less than 5 1/2 pounds) 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children, living in the Clovis, New Mexico area. The program aims: 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; to provide inservice training for the project teacher and aide; to disseminate information concerning the program. Student achievement was evaluated via standardized tests to measure language development in Spanish and English, school readiness, and self-concept. Program impact was determined by a special regression analysis model using three dependent variables and eight independent variables. Inservice training and dissemination activities were subjectively evaluated using site visits, observations, records, and self-reports by the staff. Major findings included: REEEP students made significant gains in language development in English and Spanish and in school readiness; students showed a positive and continuous growth concerning self-concept and emotional development; the inservice training was found to be successful and effective; the quantity and quality of the dissemination activities were adequate; the regression analysis data indicated that 60% of the students scored better than estimated/expected on the English test, 40% scored better than estimated/expected on the Spanish test, and 70% scored better than estimated/expected on the school readiness test. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Handicapped, Bilingual Students, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Handicapped Students, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, School Readiness, Self Concept, Spanish Americans
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.