ERIC Number: ED157669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach Activities (Replication and Training Services) of the Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC). Final Evaluation Report, July 1, 1977-May 26, 1978, Third Year.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
The outreach activities component of the Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC), an extremely successful early childhood bilingual intervention program in Clovis, New Mexico, enabled the project to provide replication services to various local education agencies requesting such services. During 1977-78, student services were provided on-site at the replication centers (7 school districts and 3 Head Start Centers, all located in isolated areas in New Mexico). A specially designed and equipped motor coach took training to the replication centers. This training was evaluated by an external evaluation team via classroom visits; site visits with administrators, teachers, and aides; self-evaluation questionnaires from the trainees and trainers; and a review of various records/logs maintained by the outreach team. A follow-up study of former REPSAC students, who in 1977-78 were in grades 4-6, was conducted. Findings included: learning aptitude scores (IQ) remained relatively stable from the initial testing in the fall of 1971 to the testing in the spring of 1978; English language development scores gained substantially after the first year of intervention and again at the end of the second year of intervention; Spanish language development scores showed the greatest amount of fluctuation since the initial testing in 1971; the test results indicated that 90% of former REPSAC students were in regular classrooms and 10% in special education classes; and 2 students had been retained 1 grade and 5 students had required special assistance. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Handicapped, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, Followup Studies, Handicapped Students, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Mobile Educational Services, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Spanish Americans, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.