ERIC Number: ED159255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Response to Educational Needs Project (RENP). Volume I: The Final Report.
Gibboney (Richard A.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, MD.
This report describes the major outcomes of the Response to Educational Needs Project (RENP), a compensatory education program implemented by the Anacostia district of Washington, D.C. The problem of students falling further and further behind is discussed with particular reference to reading and mathematics achievement, training teachers to cope, and increasing citizen participation in the educational process. An overview of RENP is given in terms of its response to the above problems. The report then goes on to detail RENP's approach to teacher inservice training; parent and community involvement in the program; and what can be expected from RENP regarding student achievement, impact on teacher competencies, and parent/community involvement. The results are discussed first in terms of what happened to the students. Their performance on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) are compared for the three times they were tested, between October 1976 and October 1977. Secondly, the RENP classroom is compared with non-RENP classrooms as regards teacher control, grouping, materials, and teacher evaluation. Lastly, parent/community involvement is examined to find out whether it lived up to expectations. The report ends with an examination of the cost of RENP and a discussion of its cost effectiveness. (MC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gibboney (Richard A.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, MD.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills